Paper Fortune Cookies for Kids

Making paper fortune cookies is a great way of celebrating Chinese New Year with the kids. These paper fortune cookies for kids are easy to make and with Chinese New Year celebrations about to start, now is the perfect time to download our printable motivational messages and have fun making and opening your own set of fortune cookies.

Paper fortune cookies for kids

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These paper fortune cookies are such a fun way to motivate kids with positive reinforcement through the messages inside. Use the printable provided with our motivational messages or write your own personalised messages specific to your child’s current goals. Either way, it’s a rewarding experience and lots of fun opening up these fun Chinese New Year fortune cookies.

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Scroll down for the printable motivational messages for your paper fortune cookies.

Chinese New Year Paper Fortune Cookies for Kids

Chinese New Year crafts - fortune cookies for kids

Paper fortune cookies supplies:

  • Patterned Paper
  • A cup
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun
  • Written Fortunes Printable

How to make paper fortune cookies: 

STEP 1: Prepare your supplies

Gather up all your supplies and print out the motivational messages to place inside your fortune cookies. You will need patterned paper to make this craft, this can be decorated or pre printed paper. You could even add Chinese writing to some of your fortune cookies!

motivational messages for paper fortune cookies

STEP 2: Cut out a circle

Once you have decorated or chosen a patterned paper place a cup onto the back of your paper and trace around your cup making a perfect circle. Cut out your circle.

How to make paper fortune cookies

STEP 3: Add your motivational message

Place your motivational message in the middle of the circle. You can use those from the printable below or make up your own. 

STEP 4: Glue fortune cookie

Fold the circle in half, but do not crease flat. Put your thumb and your middle finger on the ends, and use another finger to gently press the middle inward. Use a glue gun to place a small glue dollop in the fold to hold it in place.

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That's it! Now it is time to hand out your fortune cookies filled with motivational messages. It would be fun to make these paper fortune cookies any time of the year, they don't have to be just saved for Chinese New Year.

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To download these motivational messages for your paper fortune cookies for free click on the link below to be taken to the Messy Little Monster shop. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

printable messages for fortune cookies

We hope you have lots of fun making and opening these Chinese New Year paper fortune cookies for kids. 

Paper fortune cookies for kids. A fun and easy Chinese New Year craft for kids. Printable motivational messages included.

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