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Free Printable templates at the bottom of this blog post!

Welcome to our blog post about making paper folder fortune tellers! Paper folder fortune tellers, also known as cootie catchers, are a fun and easy-to-make craft that is loved by kids of all ages. These folded paper toys have been around for generations and have remained a popular pastime for children because of their simplicity and versatility.

Making paper folder fortune tellers is not only a fun activity for kids, but it also promotes creativity, problem-solving skills, and fine motor development. It is a great way to keep children entertained while also encouraging their cognitive and social development.

In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to make a paper folder fortune teller, including ways to customize your fortune teller with flowers and natural pigments, plus add a personal messages or predictions. So, grab some paper and let's get started on this fun and easy paper craft!


Write your own special Mother’s Day message, a nature activity, fortunes, positive affirmation, silly joke and more!

Need inspiration? Try these Nature inspired fortunes:

Try adding leaves and flowers to the top, and rub dandelion for a yellow pigment, nature’s paint!

Pick a dandelion and just rub the petals onto the paper, leaving behind the yellow pigment!

We hope you have fun creating this craft and playing! Feel free to tag us on Instagram @acorns.and.aprons, if you create this fortune teller and we will share your creations to our stories!

Download the template and the PDF printable instructions:

Nature fortune teller template - Acorns and Aprons 2023
Download PDF • 43.29MB


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