DIY Craft for Kids – Paper Fortune Teller Edition!
Prepare for a blast to the past! Remember these awesome playground accessories making its rounds around the courtyard in the 90s? This fortune teller/cootie catcher origami is the perfect DIY craft for kids because it combines the simplicity of a square piece of paper and easy folding mechanics that result in a functional paper toy. The best part about paper fortune tellers? The replay-ability of paper fortune tellers are only limited by the creative ideas of the crafter. This post will cover the basics of paper fortune tellers/cootie catchers origami and two alternate designs (complete with printouts!). Here are the weekly top 3 DIY craft for kids featuring the basic paper fortune teller, shark cootie catcher, and a Harry Potter-themed sorting hat.
If you need a crash course on how to make the original origami cootie catcher, Spruce has you covered with a video tutorial on how to make one. It’s really quite simple. The only requirement is to have a square piece of paper and a writing utensil to label the corners with colors, numbers, and fortunes. Feel free to label fun fortunes or random acts of kindness in the middle of the fortune teller.
Here’s where it gets interesting. Utilizing simple design skills and digitizing the project, Easy, Peasy, and Fun has made their Shark design available for anybody to download for a quick and fun kids project for any occasion. Kids will find templates a lot easier than making these cootie catchers from scratch. Since the lines are already there, kids can spend time practicing their cutting skills and following basic instructions. Also check out other designs on their pages such as the bunny, monster, or forest animals templates.
Recreate one of the major turning points in the first Harry Potter movie, the scene when Harry wears the sorting hat and is consequently placed into Gryffindor house, famous for its courageous alumni. Every Harry Potter fan has mentally gone through the sorting hat scenario in their head, “which Hogwarts house would I get sorted in.” With this super creative fortune teller design, Nourishing My Scholar has made it possible for anybody to print out the sorting hat fortune teller. You’ll finally be able to confirm what you already knew all along, Hufflepuff for life!
These three DIY craft for kids are the perfect DIY projects for your young ones. Not only are they simple and cheap, but with a little creativity, you can repurpose the fortune teller project into 100 different projects.
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