Fortune Cookies are the treat at the end of a meal in a Chinese restaurant in America, although according to an article in the Smithsonian, the cookies originated in Japan. Here’s a link to my blog for both paper and edible ones.
How long has it been since you ate in a Chinese restaurant, opened your fortune cookie, and read a fortune that forecast the future? Ages, right?
Why not make your own?
Making fortune cookies out of paper is super simple compared to making the edible cookies so I will share those instructions here.
You will need:
Scissors and a lid to trace that is about 4.25 inches diameter or a circle cutter
Pen or pencil
Patterned scrapbook paper
Glue dots or double-sided tape
- Cut your circle.
- Fold your paper in half.
- Make a crease perpendicular to the half with your forefinger as shown.
- As you are doing this, use your thumb and middle finger to pull the open ends closed while allowing one of the rounded paper edges you are holding in your other hand to slide under the other rounded edge. (Doing it is much simpler than describing how to do it!)
- Open it up to add your fortune and close it again.
- Add 2 glue dots to secure.
Not so super simple, but really a treat, are edible fortune cookies in a treat box. These little treasures sell for 35 cents each with your choice of one personalized saying and this price is in quantities of 500.
Make your own bonus: You can adjust the fortunes to the gift or party!!