Very easy. I look to the internet for answers naturally. :) I will give you links to the useful resources I found on how to make a paper fortune teller at the end of this post. Meanwhile, I shall post some photos and talk about the fun my kids had making and playing with their paper fortune teller.
The kids enjoyed colouring the flaps and decorating it with stickers etc. They also enjoyed thinking up of and writing silly notes or fortunes hidden behind each number.
They enjoyed playing the game very much. Asking silly questions and revealing the ridiculous answeres they had thought of made them roll over with laughter over and over again.
Here are some useful links for those of you who may be interested to make a paper fortune teller.
- Origami Fortune Teller from Enchanted Learning - This is for those who enjoy reading and looking at step by step instructions.
- How to Make A Paper Fortune Teller on YouTube from User Miamiflip - Great for those who prefer video instructions instead
- NiHao Kailan Foldable Fortune Teller - This one is a printable from Nickjr.com's Make & Do Activities. It is lovely to look at, very bright and cheery. Great for little ones. However, older kids may prefer to DIY. There is more fun, pride and satisfaction in folding, designing and creating the fortune teller from scratch. It is very simple to fold.
That is all the resources you need. All you need is a piece of paper, pen and colour pencils so why not start folding now. The kids will certainly love it. Let them come up with the answers or "fortune" and write it down themselves. It is good practise for children just learning to write. It is also good for those just learning to read and if you make the kids spell the colours and numbers to reveal the "fortune", in no time at all they would have learned how to spell the words without even realising that they were learning them. :)
It is also great to entertain the kids during a car journey for example.
However, take note, that the kids can remember the answers hidden behind each number very quickly. So we folded several, so that they won't cheat.... ;)