HOW TO MAKE A PAPER FINGER FORTUNE GAME

by | Inspiration, The Lills

The two of us enjoyed a casual get-together with new friends recently. We all decided to make use of our thriftiness and came up with inexpensive and creative ideas for food, presents and activities. One of our contributions were paper finger fortune games, something we both enjoyed playing growing up.

The paper finger fortune game is also know as a paper fortuneteller, cootie catcher, chatterbox and salt cellar. It is small enough to fit in a pocket and it can be played almost anywhere.

How To Make A Paper Finger Fortune Game:

Before You Begin
If you choose to use construction paper, be sure to cut it into a perfect square before folding. Total time to complete your Paper Finger Fortune Game is roughly 10 minutes.

Step 1.
Fold the corners of the paper diagonally, corner to corner, both ways. Unfold and you should have a square with fold marks running from corner to corner.

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Step 2.
Lay the paper flat and fold each corner toward the center of the sheet.

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Step 3.
Turn the paper over and repeat step two.

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Step 4.
Fold it in half horizontally.

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Step 5.
Open it up.

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Step 6.
Write a different color on top of each square.

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Step 7.
Flip it over and write a different number on each outer triangle (1-8).

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Step 8.
Write a message or fortune on each inner triangle.

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How To Play The Paper Finger Fortune Game

  • Ask a loved one or friend to chose a color, based on the colors on your game.
  • Open the finger game horizontally and vertically as many times as there are letters in the word. For example, if they choose red, you would open once for R, close once for E and open back up for D.
  • Then ask them to choose from the numbers showing.
  • Open the finger game horizontally and vertically as many times as the number they chose.
  • Once the number has been counted, have them chose another number based on which are showing.
  • Open the triangle chosen and read out loud what is written.

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