In my last post, I shared with you this Paper Fortune Cookie craft I did for a blog hop. Today, as promised, I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make these cute paper fortune cookies. Aren’t these perfect for Valentine’s Day?

Chris and I give our kids small, little gifts for Valentine’s Day each year. This year, I decided it would be cute to leave short love notes to accompany their gift bags. Enter the idea of paper fortune cookies. Seems perfect since both Ellie and Lauren love eating the real fortune cookies. Hopefully they don’t get disappointed that these aren’t edible! 😀

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Gather Supplies.

  • Scrapbook paper (got mine from AC Moore)
  • Glue Dots (double-sided tape works too)
  • Scissors
  • Round object (I used a ramekin. You can use anything round to trace. 4 inch in diameter objects work best).
  • Pencil or pen

Paper fortune cookie supplies

2) Place your round object on the blank side of your paper.

Paper fortune circles

3) Once traced, proceed to cut circle out. (I know…obvious step!)

circle trace

4) Lightly fold the circle in half and ONLY make a light crease in the center (this makes shaping the cookie easier). Do not crease the entire fold.

Paper fortune cookie crease

5) Hold paper like below image and gently push in the crease with your index finger.

paper fortune cookie demo

6) Fold paper until it looks like a fortune cookie. Place glue dot in the center of the fold (as pictured below).

Fortune Cookie zoom

7) Almost done!

Paper fortune cookie single

8) Get your sweet notes ready. Here’s what I wrote to the kids. Tuck these notes inside the cookies and this project is all complete! My sheets were 3.5 inches long.

Fortune Cookie Notes

Here’s how the cookies look placed in a long, oval plate.

Paper Fortune Cookie Platter

Placing the “cookies” in a round bowl works great too! 🙂

Paper Fortune Cookies

This is such a simple and fun craft to do. Hope you try this one day soon. If you do, please let me know. I’d love to see your creations! Don’t have time right now? Just PIN or bookmark this page!

Paper Fortune Cookie DIY

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Who would you give these paper fortune cookies to? Like this post or have a comment? Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 – Tee

 

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