Make a Paper Fortune Teller – Origami

A paper fortune teller is both a game and an origami craft. Simplay ask a question of the person holding the fortune teller and all will be revealed.

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  • Difficulty

    Moderate
  • Exp Required

    None
  • Price Range

    $0, $.01 to $10, and $50 to $200
  • Uniqueness

    3
  • Complexity

    Moderate
  • Min Number

    1
  • Age Range

    Child, Pre-teen, Teen, Adult, and Senior
Categories:
  • Crafts
  • Paper
  • Entertainment
  • Performance
  • Moods:
  • Spread Cheer
  • Do Something Creative
  • Make Something Creative
  • Play Something Creative
  • Do Funny
  • Moods
  • Cheerful
  • Creative
  • Flirty
  • Funny
  • Silly

Description

Make a Paper Fortune Teller – Origami

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A fortune teller is also called a cootie catcher, chatterbox, salt cellar, whirlybird, or paku-paku is an origami toy that children absolutely love to play with. It’s very easy to make and children can use their imagination to think of what fortunes to write.
Parts of the fortune teller are labelled with colors or numbers that serve as options for a player to choose from, and on the inside are eight flaps, each concealing a message. The person operating the fortune teller manipulates the device based on the choices made by the player, and finally one of the hidden messages is revealed. These messages may purport to answer questions (hence the name) or they may be activities that the player must perform.

Created By:

Chris Rand

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Price

$0.00

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Time of the day

24 Hours, Day, Night, Morning, Afternoon, Evening

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Duration

5 to 15 hours

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, All

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Children

YES

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Family

NO

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Adults

NO

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Indoor

YES

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Outdoor

NO

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At Home

YES

Resources & Materials

All of the things you need to enjoy this activity

Optional Resources & Materials

Optional things you can bring to enjoy more

Colored paper

Colored paper usually used for crafts. Available at all craft stores and some department stores.

Tips & Tricks

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Pick a theme

Before you create your fortune teller, you will want to think about what theme it will be? What type of questions do you want people to ask you?

Before

Things to do before you get started.

Get together the materials you will need. Paper, Scissors. You may want to get colored paper to add some flare.

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After

Things to do after your activity.

Wait to see if your fortune comes true.

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