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Old Skool Fun from Back in the Day: Origami Fortune Teller

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So much changes from one time of our lives to the next. I think nothing makes me more nostalgic than doing one of those small things from High School in my adult years. An example is writing a note to my honey and giving it to him folded in a special way.

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)
2) scissors

That's simple enough. Now, let's go back in time 14 years....at least for me....
 
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Step 1: Step One and Two: Get the paper ready for cutting

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Position the paper to sit portrait. Then take the top right corner of the paper and fold it down so the top right corner is touching the left side of the paper. It should look like a triangle on top with a rectangle on the bottom.

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

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Unfold the paper. You will see a square on top with a folded line going diagonally through it and a rectangle at the bottom.

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

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Take the perfect square and fold the corners together so that when you unfold it, there are two folded diagonal lines making an "X" through the square. These will be your guidelines for the next couple of steps.

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.