Making a Fortune Teller

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Introduction: Making a Fortune Teller

In this instructable, you will learn how to make a paper fortune teller. All you will need is a 8 1/2 x 11 in sheet of printer paper, a writing utensil, scissors if needed, as well as red, yellow, green, and blue colored pencils.

Step 1: First Fold

First, take one corner of your 8 1/2 x 11 in sheet of printer paper, and fold it diagonally so the side lines up with the one across from it. Fold carefully, creating a crease. Make sure it is a clean fold.

Step 2: Getting Rid of Extra Paper

Next, take the excess paper and fold it so there is a prominent crease. (it is crucial for the fold to be tight since you will be tearing it off).

Step 3: Creating a Square

Carefully tear off the part you've just folded. This will result in a perfect square sheet of paper with one fold down going diagonally. This step can also be achieved with scissors, cutting carefully down the folded line.

Step 4: Diagonal Folds

Once you have a square piece of paper, take the other corner you had not previously used, and fold it diagonally. This will creating an "X" mark on the sheet.

Step 5: Folding Inward

Next, fold one corner inward so the point is touching the center of the paper. Make sure to ensure the folds are precise.

Step 6: Continuing to Fold Inward

Continue to take each corner and fold so the square becomes smaller. Each point should match up precisely to the middle of the square with no overlap.

Step 7: The Other Side

After all 4 folds have been made, flip the square over. Take one corner of this side and fold inwards in the same way you did previously. This will not be as easy since the paper is thicker, but make sure the fold is just as crisp as the others. this will create 8 small triangles.

Step 8: Adding Writing

Using your writing utensil, write the numbers 1-8 on the 8 outer facing triangles. Next you will open the flaps and write instructions in the inner most folds.

For a party fortune teller, write the following instructions on the 8 inner triangular sections. "Finish your drink", "Take one shot", "Dish out a shot", "Take two Shots", "Shotgun a beer", "Drink with the girls", "Drink with the guys", "everyone drinks".

For a Netflix fortune teller, write the following shows on the 8 inner triangular sections. "The Office", "Parks and Rec", "Grey's Anatomy", "Friends", "Black Mirror", "Criminal Minds", "Vampire Diaries", "House of Cards."

Step 9: Finger Placement

Open up the bottom of the fortune teller and push out the flaps in order to create a space for your fingers. Place both your index fingers and thumbs comfortably in the flaps.

Step 10: Finishing Touches

Your fortune teller should look like the picture above. On the outmost flaps, draw 4 circles colored red, blue, yellow, and green. This is the final step in successfully creating your fortune teller!

Step 11: How to Play

Now you are ready to use your fortune teller. Find a friend/ group of people to play. First tell your friend to pick one of the following colors: red, green, blue, yellow. Spell out whichever color they pick using your thumbs and index fingers to move the flaps open and closed. After you've spelled the color out, you will be shown numbers on the inside flaps. Have your friend pick one of the numbers shown. Do the open and closed motion again, this time according to the number your friend has picked. Now open the inside flap to reveal an instruction, which your friend must follow. Continue doing so with as many people as you want.

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    These make the perfect first paper craft project for kids.