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!

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).

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.

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Printable artwork
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!

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!

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