Today the thought of the ever popular Origami Fortune Teller came to mind, and I thought I would make one and share.
What do you need to get started?
1) 8.5 x 11 paper (use a colorful one to make it more fun or let it stay white so you can add color to it)
That's simple enough. Now, let's go back in time 14 years....at least for me....
Step 1: Step One and Two: Get the Paper Ready for Cutting
Flip over the paper. Take the rectangle from its bottom corners and fold them upwards. You will see two triangles once you flip the paper back over. One big one on the left and one small one on the right side.
Step 2: Step Three: Get the Paper Ready for Folding
Next, cut off the rectangle. It is officially trash. All you will need is the left over perfect square.
Step 3: Step Four: First Set of Inside Folds
Next, take each corner tip and fold the tip into the center, staying within the "X" guidelines (see picture if need be). Do this for all four corners. It should look like another perfect square with an "X", but the X shapes are actually flaps.
Step 4: Step Five: Second Set of Inside Folds
It should look just as it did before with an "X" and flaps. The difference is there will be lines that cut the flaps into two triangles.
Step 5: Step Six: Final Folders for Fingers
Once you are finished, you will see that both sides have two square flaps with two sides attached and two sides loose. Take the corner tip and fold the paper inside of the square. So basically, you are tucking in the square and it becomes a triangle.
This is a good step to check out the pictures.
Do this for all four sides. For reference, I included a photo of what it will look like once you open the square and all four sides are folded in. Those parts you folded in is where your fingers go.
Step 6: Step Seven: Make the "flower"
Step 7: Step Eight: Time to Play With Your Fortune
To play the game...You ask someone to pick a number from the outside. Open the "flower" horizontally and then vertically for each time for the number. Meaning, if they chose 3, you will open horizontally, vertically and horizontally (3 times).
Then, ask them to chose a number from inside. Open and close again for the number. Finally, they choose one more number from inside. Open that flap and voilà! you have given them their fortune.