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How to Make Felt Fortune Cookies


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February 13, 2018

Felt Fortune Cookies - felt fortune cookiesThe best part of opening a fortune cookie is receiving your paper fortune, so these felt versions can save you from ingesting too many cookies! They can be reused, too, so this is a great craft for Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, and many other celebrations.

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Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 5 fortune cookies

Supplies:

  • pieces of felt
  • ring of masking tape
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • pipe cleaners
  • hot glue gun
  • plain white paper
  • pen
Felt Fortune Cookies - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Place the ring of masking tape on top of a piece of felt. Trace around the ring with a pencil.
  2. Felt Fortune Cookies - trace around the tape ring onto the felt
     
  3. Cut out the circle of felt.
  4. Felt Fortune Cookies - cut the felt circle out
     
  5. Repeat with other pieces of felt.
  6. Felt Fortune Cookies - felt circles in various colors
     
  7. Lay a piece of pipe cleaner over the circle and cut it so it's just a bit shorter than the diameter of the circle.
  8. Felt Fortune Cookies - cut a pipe cleaner a bit shorter than the diameter of the felt circle
     
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  9. Fold the circle in half to make an indentation at the halfway point. Unfold and use the indentation as a guide to lay down a thin line of hot glue all the way across.
  10. Felt Fortune Cookies - fold circle in half, use the indentation to lay down a line of hot glue
     
  11. Lay a piece of pipe cleaner on top of the hot glue. Press down to secure. Repeat with all the circles.
  12. Felt Fortune Cookies - glue down the cut piece of pipe cleaner, repeat for all of your circles
     
  13. While the glue dries, cut out little strips of white paper shorter than the diameter of the felt circles.
  14. Felt Fortune Cookies - cut strips of white paper shorten than the diameter of the circle
     
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  15. Handwrite your messages onto the strips of paper.
  16. Felt Fortune Cookies - hand write your messages on the strips
     
  17. To shape the circle into a fortune cookie, first fold it in half.
  18. Felt Fortune Cookies - fold the felt circle in half
     
  19. Angle the two sides toward each other, bending the wire at its halfway point.
  20. Felt Fortune Cookies - angle the two ends towards each other by bending the pipe cleaner in half
     
  21. Flip over to see the puffier side.
  22. Felt Fortune Cookies - flip over to display the puffier side
     
  23. Gently peel back one flap of the cookie and insert a fortune.
  24. Felt Fortune Cookies - gently peel back one side to insert the fortune
     
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  25. Close back up. They are ready to go!
  26. Felt Fortune Cookies - close back up and they are ready to go
     
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