How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper

I shared a little video showing how to make a fortune teller on instagram recently and it was so popular, so many people commented or messaged to say they loved making them as children. It also brings back happy memories of making them with the boys when they were little. So I thought I would share a little craft tutorial to instruct you How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper.

If you love paper crafting check out my post packed with rainy day activities and fun things to do with paper. It a great place to start if you are looking for crafting idea.

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How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper

You will need

  • A square piece of paper ( I used 12×12 but 10×10 might be better for little hands)
  • Pen or stickers with numbers or letters.

Step By Step How To Make A Fortune Teller With Paper

How To Fold A Fortune Teller

Starting with a square, fold each corner in towards the centre of the square. This will create 4 triangle sections.

How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper, start by folding the corners inwards to the centre point of the paper

Now flip the square over and repeat folding each corner in towards the centre of the square.

fold the corners of your paper fortune tellers inways to make a square

Each corner section will be a triangle with a split area down the middle.

How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper

When you flip the square you will have 4 square pocket sections.

Flip the paper fortune teller over and you will have 4 square pockets

Fold the square backwards horizontally and vertically on the white visible lines. You will need to do this each way to create holds to allow you fortune teller to fold and move freely.

Fold in half in both dirrections to create a cross fold

You can now put your fingers into each fold and push towards the middle to create a cone shape, this is the finished shape of you fortune tellers build. It’s now time to decorate it.

Fun things to do with paper

Numbering Your Fortune Teller

Add numbers 1-4 to the outside of your paper fortune teller. You need to point the numbers towards the middle like the image below, thus they are in the correct position when the fortune teller is in use.

Paper Crafting ideas for kids

Alternatively you can use number and letter stickers to decorate your fortune teller.

add numbers to the ouside of you Fortune tellers top layer

Use numbers or colour on the inside of your fortune teller, this is a great way to help younger children learn letters and colours. Again, be sure you point the letters inwards to make them easier to read.

Use letters on the inside of colours

Lastly, open each triangle flap and leave a hidden message on the inside. This could be made into a fun game, clues in a scavenger hunt or just lovely messages.

Paper Fortune Teller Message Ideas

  • Scavenger hunt questions
  • Clues for a holiday reveal
  • Clues for a treasure hunt
  • Each message could be a small prize or promise
  • Messages of inspiration
  • Jokes
  • Jobs ( This is a fun way to get kids to do jobs)
  • Sums, it makes a great interactive maths game.
How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper, choosing messages to put in your fortune teller

And that’s it an easy rainy day craft for kids, that can also be adapted for scavengers hunts or indeed maths and English games. Happy paper folding I do hope you enjoy making and please if you enjoyed this post pop over and give me a follow on instagram, I love chatting all things craft.

How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper
How To Make a fortune Teller With Paper

How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper.

Yield: 1 paper fortune teller
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper, a paper fortune teller step by step instructions with picture to follow with ideas for messages.

Materials

  • A square piece of paper ( I used 12×12 but 10×10 might be better for little hands)

Tools

  • Pen or stickers with numbers or letters.

Instructions

    1. How To Fold A Fortune Teller
      Starting with a square, fold each corner in towards the centre of the square. This will create 4 triangle sections. How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper, start by folding the corners inwards to the centre point of the paper Now flip the square over and repeat folding each corner in towards the centre of the square. How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper Each corner section will be a triangle with a split area down the middle. fold the corners of your paper fortune tellers inways to make a square When you flip the square you will have 4 square pocket sections.Flip the paper fortune teller over and you will have 4 square pockets Fold the square backwards horizontally and vertically on the white visible lines. You will need to do this each way to create holds to allow you fortune teller to fold and move freely. Fold in half in both dirrections to create a cross fold You can now put your fingers into each fold and push towards the middle to create a cone shape, this is the finished shape of you fortune tellers build. It’s now time to decorate it.

      Fun things to do with paper
    2. Numbering Your Fortune Teller
      Add numbers 1-4 to the outside of your paper fortune teller. You need to point the numbers towards the middle like the image below, thus they are in the correct position when the fortune teller is in use. Paper Crafting ideas for kids Use numbers or colour on the inside of your fortune teller, this is a great way to help younger children learn letters and colours. Again, be sure you point the letters inwards to make them easier to read. Use letters on the inside of colours
    3. Lastly, open each triangle flap and leave a hidden message on the inside. This could be made into a fun game, clues in a scavenger hunt or just lovely messages. How To Make Fortune Tellers With Paper, choosing messages to put in your fortune teller

Notes

Paper Fortune Teller Message Ideas


Scavenger hunt questions
Clues for a holiday reveal
Clues for a treasure hunt
Each message could be a small prize or promise
Messages of inspiration
Jokes
Jobs ( This is a fun way to get kids to do jobs)
Sums, it makes a great interactive maths game.

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