Here’s a blast from the past! If you grew up before “screen time” was a thing, then you’ve made paper fortune tellers, or a “cootie catcher” when you were a kid. Or if you’re all left thumbs like I am…you at least played with one a friend made.
Mitch came home with a paper fortune teller his friend’s mom made to entertain them during a sleep over. He thought it was the coolest thing ever and insisted (several times) to tell my fortune with it. It was getting pretty beat up after a few days, so I thought I’d make another one. My lack of origami skills was making this a VERY difficult reverse engineering task, and I almost gave up. So I turned to the internet for directions and found a bazillion ideas.
Ok, bazillion might be much. But a found a few good ones.
How to fold Paper Fortune Tellers
How to Play with Paper Fortune Tellers
If you don’t remember how to play with a fortune tell, it’s ok. I’ve got you covered! These might very with how their made, but here’s the basic method.
- Ask a friend to pick a color from the top of the fortune teller. Spell out the color while working the teller back and forth. So, if they pick blue, you say “B-L-U-E” and work it four times for each letter.
- Keep the teller open and have your friend pick a number. Work it back and forth that many times.
- Then have them pick flap to open and read their fortune!
17 Fortune Tellers You can Make
If you don’t know what to put in your fortune teller, here’s a few ideas!
Bored kids? Here’s a game you can play.
Kids fighting over what to watch on Netflix? Then print out this one! Netflix Fortune Teller