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This is a fun and quirky twist on fortune cookies that will take your Valentine by surprise. I think these are perfect for the "manly man" because they get to use a tool (nut cracker) and they get to smash things, which is what they REALLY want to do to most Valentines gifts anyways. If anything they are good for a laugh when they open it and say, " seriously...you got me nuts???"

Step 1: Supplies

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You will need:

`A bag of Walnuts
`Some small candies (anything that can fit inside a walnut) 
`A nut cracker/pick
`A pen 
`Some paper (It helps if your paper has lines as guides for sizing and cutting)
`A container/ gift box
`Some super glue ( I suggest the gel kind)
`A pair of scissors

Step 2: Let's Get Cracking!

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`Take your nut crackers or pick and crack open a walnut down the seam. Being careful not to smash it to smithereens. I felt it was easiest to use the pick, but do which ever works best for you.

`Remove the nut and store them away for later.

`Scrape out the debris in the shell

TIP: Don't get ahead of yourself. Crack and fill just one shell at a time so that the halves don't get mixed around. You want them to be able to match up as flawlessly as possible.




Step 3: Get Creative

Now to put your creative writing to the test.

`Take your pen and paper and write out a list of catchy sayings, compliments, sweet somethings, or things you admire about the person. Try not to make your writing larger then about 1/4". You want them to fit easily into the shells.

`Using your scissors cut them into separate strips.

`Roll them, or fold them, any which way you prefer.

TIP: If you want it to be a complete surprise fold them so they will fit entirely inside the shell. If you want them to have some sort of clue as to what to do. Then you can roll them up and leave a remaining tail to stick out the bottom of the nut.
 
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Awesome; never seen anything like it!
Oh my goodness the puns! Very cute idea. :)
mygibzone (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Hi, my name is mygibzone, and I'm a punaholic. ;)