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.
- shredded paper for stuffing (optional)
- bowl for tracing
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.