Origami Fortune Cookie

Origami Fortune Cookie

Ring in Chinese New Year with a super cute American-inspired fortune cookie craft that’s easy to do and fun to make! 

5 - 16
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. craft foam
  2. drawing compass
  3. hook and loop fasteners
  4. dollar bill
  5. paper
  6. scissors
  7. pen
  1. Step 1

    Gather your materials. 

  2. Step 2

    Draw a circle with a compass onto a sheet of craft foam. Make the circle as large as you can without going off the craft foam. Then, cut it out. 

  3. Step 3

    Fold the circle in half and crease it. 

  4. Step 4

    Open the circle and fold it in thirds perpendicular to the crease you just made. Then, set it aside. 

  5. Tip!

    Perpendicular means at a 90 degree angle to any given line, plane, or surface.

  6. Step 5

    Turn the fortune cookie over and place one hook fastener and one loop fastener about 1 ½ inches from the center crease. 

  7. Step 6

    Write a fortune on a thin strip of paper. We wrote “Happy New Year!” and “Wishing you good luck & fortune in the Year of the Dog!” Then, insert a dollar bill and the fortune into the “pocket” you made by folding the circle in thirds. 

  8. Step 7

    Fold the fortune cookie in half, connecting the two halves by sticking the fasteners together. 

  9. Step 8

    Puff up the fortune cookie by pushing in the sides. Now your fortune cookie is ready for gifting!