Do you need candy free Valentine treats for your kid’s classroom party? Or maybe just a fun paper craft to brighten your child’s day? Then grab your free printable (below) and play the Fortune Telling Game: Valentine’s Edition!
Valentine Paper Fortune Teller
Ask this very special fortune teller if that guy you you have a crush on likes you too, or if you’re gonna marry Chris Hemsworth in the near future. (You know, this is just for fun…right?)
Don’t worry, I made these strictly PG and safe for elementary kids!
Wait, what’s a Fortune Teller Anyway?
Children have been folding up paper fortune tellers since forever ago…or at least since 1928 (according to Wikipedia). Fortune tellers–or cootie catchers? ewwww!–are a simple origami project that’s way easy to learn.
They’re actually based on a salt cellar — flip it upside down and you can hold candy in it!
You’ll quickly pickup the folding method once you’ve made a couple. Pretty soon you’ll be folding them out of blank paper and making up your own silly fortunes.
Great as a Valentine Party Favor
Want to include tiny card sized Fortune Tellers with your kid’s Valentine cards for a party? Great! I busted out the shrink ray and made a special Tiny Teller just for you! There’s four to a page, so you won’t waste a lot of paper printing out 20 or 30 of these adorable little paper wonders.
What’s inside the Fortune Teller?
I love the original Magic 8 Ball teller I made for you guys a while back. So I updated it for Valentine’s Day with tons-o-hearts! I also made one filled with sayings from conversation hearts. #LOVE
Or Write your Own Fortune!
Are you feeling super creative? You can aI also made a special blank fortune teller so you or your kiddo can write whatever you like on the inside.
Don’t Have a Color Printer?
Oh nooz! If you have a black & white sort of printer (laser, anyone?) you can make do with the Fill in the Blank teller and add a splash of color with markers or crayons. The other two look pretty decent in black & white, feel free to add color with a marker to jazz things up.
You can also download my file and take it to a print & copy shop and use their color copier.
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How to Fold your Valentine Fortune Teller
Directions are printed on each free printable on how to fold the fortune teller. It uses very simple origami folds — anyone can do it!
- Free printable Valentine Fortune teller (optional)
- Print out the Fortune Teller and cut into a square.
- Fold the paper into fourths.
- Unfold the paper.
- Fold over the four corners, evenly into the middle.
- Fold into fourths again.
- Flip over the paper.
- Fold over the corners on the new side of the paper.
- Fold into fourths one last time.
- Fit your fingers into the slits and open.