A Fortune Teller (or also called with other names as a chatterbox, cootie catcher, whirlybird, or salt cellar) is a kind of origami in fortune-telling games for children. The outside will have colors or numbers.
Players will pick up any color/number they love and then the Fortune Teller maker will open the equivalent number. Look! Whatever inside the Fortune Teller will tell the players’ future!
It’s extremely simple and easy to do. More interestingly, the children can avail their own imagination to write any divination sayings into it. Wish to make one by yourself? All that you need to do is to follow clear instructions here! Get ready? Let’s make the Fortune Teller now!
- Step 1: Pick up a white square sheet of origami paper.
- Step 2: Fold the paper in half by folding the top left corner and collide with the bottom right corner. Then crease and unfold.
- Step 3: Do vice versa as the step 2. Relying on that, we will have a square paper with 2 crossing folds. See! The folds will create 4 equal triangles in the square, and all the tops will concentrate in the middle.
- Step 4: Fold all the corners in the middle of the paper and then crease.
- Step 5: Turn the paper over and fold other corners to the middle. Now, you will see the inside of the paper.
- Step 6: Fold and unfold the paper in half of both ways. Keep in mind that the outside of the paper will become the outer part of the fold. Owing to that, the Fortune Teller will work.
- Step 7: Put your 4 fingers at the bottom of the paper and make it like a diamond-shape. Try to move the fingers.
How awesome it is! You’ve made the Fortune Teller successfully. Next, let’s decorate it according to your desire! Write 8 fortune-telling sayings underneath the numbers. You might consult a couple of examples here:
- You will be wealthy and healthy.
- Be cautious on Wednesday.
- You might see your old friends.
- Someone will phone you today.
- You will be lucky on weekends
- You will have a good mark on a final test.
- Someone invites you to a special party
- You will receive a surprising gift.
And now you will become a genuine Fortune Teller. Do it and show up your imagination! Then ask your friend to join in with in order give the luckiest information! Ask them to choose any number, open it, and predict.