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Confucius says: Paper fortune cookies make great valentine-gifts or can be used for a fundraiser.

Paper fortune cookies are filled with candy and can be made of recycled bagsor decorative paper.

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Paper fortune cookies are filled with candy and can be made of recycled bagsor decorative paper.

Fortune cookies are always fun and these bring lots of joy to those who receive them. These are made with items from around the house. A piece of a recycled paper bag with hearts, X's, and 0's scribbled on it with a red marker works really well. These also work well with scrapbook paper. Make your own fortunes on your word processor by typing in double-spaced sentences and cut them out in strips. Use your imagination. I usually stuff mine with Hershey's Kisses and Hugs and sign my fortune: XXX, 000. Get it? You can Google fortunes or make up your own for friends. You can make this a game and insert a riddle or a fortune with a purpose like: Confucius says I will clean the bathroom all month. Good luck with that.


  •                   paper
  •                   candy
  •                   shredded paper for stuffing (optional)



  •                   pencil
  •                   bowl for tracing
  •                   stapler/staples
  •                   scissors

Instructions: Follow instructions in slideshow.

*Note: This craft would make a great fundraiser. Your fundraising cause can go on the fortune strip of paper (leave room for personalization.) Fill with candy and charge a nominal fee. People can give these to their friends and support a cause. This would be great in schools as an alternative to selling roses. Ideas: Hearts for Haiti and/or Help change Haiti's fortunes.


  • K 4 years ago

    what an easy and darling Valentine's Day treat! easy and inexpensive to do for a whole classroom of kids!

  • Wendy 4 years ago

    hey Patti: I could make these cookies. Ypu inspire me to throw a valentine's party.



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