Over the years I have LOVED sharing lunchbox notes with my kids & with Chinese New Year 2014 just around the corner, Friday, January 31st to be exact, I decided that this year I was sending paper fortune cookies with some well wishes to my youngest. I have seen the fabric fortune cookies, but determined that wasn’t a project I could take on. I needed it to be quick, easy & something that was fun, but didn’t take up hours of my time. After a little configuring, we discovered that these are quick & easy to make. It only took approximately 20 minutes to complete the entire project to share and we’ve even simplified it a bit to share with you complete with a free printable.
Colorful Scrapbooking Paper
Compass or ruler with a pencil
Stapler & staples
Step 1: Draw a 4 inch circle using the compass with pencil and cut it out.
Step 2: Cut a 4 inch piece of pipe cleaner.
Step 3: Tape the pipe cleaner down the center of the circle on the side that will ultimately be the inside of the paper fortune cookie.
Step 4: Fold the paper fortune cookie in half loosely not forming a crease at the bottom.
Step 5: Staple the very top of the folded cookie at the rounded edges.
Step 6: Fold the fortune cookie in half to create the fortune cookie shape.
We searched the internet for a few chinese symbols & created a free printable of notes to fill the fortune cookies for lunchbox packing fun. The printable is at the bottom of the page, but here is what it has included on it;
Here is the free printable to simply print & clip: fortune cookie notes
Also, check out our Gok Jai recipe for a little family fun taste testing by clicking here.
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