Paper Fortune Teller Idea: Hand Drawn Funny Fortunes

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Looking for a cool paper fortune teller idea?

Well, how about injecting some humour.

Yes, if you’re making a paper fortune teller… at least make sure it’s FUNNY, life’s too short for a boring fortune! Let me show you what I mean…

First, let’s play

Paper Fortune Teller showing the colours
Pick a colour
Paper Fortune Teller showing the numbers
Now pick a number (from 1-8)

Find your number below to read your fortune:

Paper Fortune Teller showing funny fortunes 1 and 2

(1) A pyschotic robot with a human brain is coming to get you.
(2) You’re getting your hair washed… with ‘poo’ shampoo.

Paper Fortune Teller showing funny fortunes 3 and 4

(3) Good news, you get new headwear. Bad news, it’s a smelly sock.
(4) Scared of the dark? Hope not, you’re sleeping in the basement.

Paper Fortune Teller showing funny fortunes 5 and 6

(5) That day at the beach you’ve been looking forward to? Forget it.
(6) Some aliens come in peace. These ones don’t… sleep tight!

Paper Fortune Teller showing funny fortunes 7 and 8

(7) Warning: time to put a lock on your bathroom door!
(8) Nose jam on toast… enjoy your breakfast!

What will I learn?

1) With a little imgaination, even classic craft projects like the Paper Fortune Teller can be given fun new twitsts.

2) Teaching your kids to make a paper fortune teller like this will also get them drawing and thinking creatively.

3) Even a simple paper folding craft can be rewarding to make… especially if it puts a smile on your face!

Step by step guide

If you’d like to make your own funny paper fortune teller using my artwork, sign-up below and you’ll get sent a download link.

If you’d like to draw your own… jump to step (4).

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Printable artwork

Let’s get going…

Print & Cut
How to make and fold a funny Paper Fortune Teller: Step 1-2

STEP 1: Print the artwork onto A4 or A3 paper, there’s options for both… you can also choose between black and white or colour.

STEP 2: Trim the printout into a square by cutting along the dotted lines using a pair of scissors.

Colour in
How to make and fold a funny Paper Fortune Teller: Step 3

STEP 3: If you’ve chosen the black and white version, time to colour it in using felt pens or crayons.

Get folding
How to make and fold a funny Paper Fortune Teller: Step 4-7

STEP 4: Make creases by folding the square in half (side to side) from both directions (A).

STEP 5: Repeat, but by folding the square corner to corner, in both directions (B).

STEP 6: Fold each corner into the centre, and crease the folds using your finger.

STEP 7: This is important, TURN the paper over.

How to make and fold a funny Paper Fortune Teller: Step 8-10

STEP 8: Once again, fold the corners into the centre, and crease along the folds.

STEP 9: Turn the paper over one last time.

STEP 10: Tease out the flaps to form the completed Paper Fortune Teller shape.

Materials

  • Plain A4 paper
  • Colouring pens
  • Your fingers!

Give it your own twist

If you want draw your own ‘gross’ predictions, construct a paper fortune teller from a blank square piece of paper first. Then un-fold it, and then draw on your own numbers and predictions.

Remember, have some fun!

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Photo of Scott Bedford
Scott Bedford

Maker, Illustrator and Author