HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FORTUNE COOKIES

01 May 2015

Show off to your dinner guests with these DIY fortune ‘cookies’. Trust us; they may look complicated, but they’re actually pretty easy to make. That’s why they’re so appealing.

To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes. To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes. To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes. To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes. To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes. To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes. To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes. To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes. To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes. To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes. To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes. To make paper fortune cookies you’ll need a stapler, a hole punch, some coloured paper cut lengthways, some string and some written fortunes.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Some colourful A4 paper, cut in half lengthways
  • A stapler
  • A hole punch
  • Some string

And some fortunes, obviously. Write your own or just download our suggestions if you’re short of time (or inclination)

Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch. Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch. Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch. Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch. Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch. Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch. Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch. Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch. Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch. Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch. Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch. Punch two holes in one side of the coloured paper using a hole punch.

1. PUNCH TWO HOLES

Punch two holes in one side of the paper. One should be roughly a third of the way down. The other, a third of the way up.

Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring. Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring. Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring. Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring. Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring. Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring. Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring. Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring. Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring. Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring. Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring. Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together with a stapler to make a ring.

2. STAPLE THE ENDS

Roll the paper, lengthways, into a loop and staple the ends together to make a ring.

Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place. Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place. Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place. Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place. Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place. Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place. Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place. Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place. Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place. Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place. Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place. Pinch together the side of the coloured paper WITHOUT the holes in it and staple it in place.

3. STAPLE THE BOTTOM

Pinch together the side WITHOUT the holes in it and staple in place.

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4. FILL THE FORTUNES

Fill with a fortune of your choice. It’s more fun if they’re totally random. So even you don’t know which fortune each friend will get.

Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together. Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together. Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together. Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together. Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together. Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together. Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together. Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together. Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together. Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together. Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together. Thread the holes in the paper fortune cookie with some string and tie the two sides together.

5. TIE IT TOGETHER

Thread the holes with some string and tie the two sides together. Don’t tie it too tight. You don’t want your fortune cookies to be impossible to open.