How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller

The paper fortune teller, sometimes called a cootie catcher, is an origami toy that children absolutely love to play with. It's very easy to make and children can use their imagination to think of what fortunes to write.

Here's how to play. Ask a friend to pick a number from 1 to 10. Then open and close the fortune teller while counting to and stopping at the chosen number. Then ask your friend to pick a color. After a color is picked, open the flap containing that color and read the prewritten fortune to him or her.

Paper Fortune Teller Rules

Ready to make your own? Just follow the instructions below to learn how to make a fortune teller out of paper. Have fun!

Paper Fortune TellerLearn how to make a paper fortune teller with instructions below.
Difficulty: Easy!
How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller Step 1 Step 1: Start with a square sheet of origami paper, color side down. If you only have regular rectangular paper, follow instructions on how to make origami paper.
How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller Step 2-1How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller Step 2-2 Step 2: Fold the paper in half by folding the bottom left corner to the upper right corner, then unfold.
How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller Step 3-1How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller Step 3-2 Step 3: Fold the paper in half again by folding the bottom right corner to the top left corner, then unfold again.
How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller Step 4-1How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller Step 4-2 Step 4: Fold the paper in half by folding the bottom edge to the top edge, then unfold.
How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller Step 5-1How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller Step 5-2 Step 5: Fold the paper in half again by folding the left edge to the right edge and yes, unfold again.
How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller Step 6-1How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller Step 6-2 Step 6: Fold all four corners to the center.

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