Paper Fortune Tellers

 Paper Fortune Teller - Origami paper fortune teller
@lilaclady (28240)
Australia
October 19, 2007 3:53am CST
Does anyone remember these paper fortune tellers, this is one thing I never could make myself but I loved playing with them, I used to have to get someone else to make one for me. Here is a link that tells you how to make one, I look at it and i still don't think I could make one and i didn't know that these are origami... http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/fortune/jbfortune.htm
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I love making these with the grandkids... I made so many when I was a kid that I can do them in my sleep!LOL! I make them extra big and make birthday cards out of them!!
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
19 Oct 07
wow what a great idea making birthday cards out of them, I don't think my brain is intuned to them because I just can't do them...thank you for responding...
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I'm a RABID papercrafter... I love it! To make them into cards, I just replace the 'fortune' with a birthday wish, and use stickers to decorate them!
@fazelath (1176)
• India
4 Feb 08
u remind me of my childhood days,
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
4 Feb 08
Thats good..
@kymommy72 (588)
• United States
4 Feb 08
OMG!!! Talk about a blast from the past..geez! LOL. We used to play with these all the times, but the names of guys we liked, and just play and play til it fell on the right name LOL. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I am going to send that link to my cousin. She will get a kick out of it
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
4 Feb 08
i always admired people who could make them I never could hahahahahahah
• United States
1 Dec 07
We called them "cootie catchers". There were real big when I was younger and all the girls had a new one every week. I used to know how to make them, but I have forgotten. That seems to happen with so many things...
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
1 Dec 07
hmmm cootie catchers, that is a very strange name, I have never heard them called that before, what is a cootie ???
• United States
1 Dec 07
Oh boy, I had never seen these until my son get to elementary school. He absolutel loves them. I find them all over his room. He makes those paper spinner things too and, decorates them so that they look really cool when they spin. I am gonna check out the site so I can learn how to make them. He tried to show me but I can be really slow and he can be impatient when it comes to teaching. LOL
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
1 Dec 07
Yeh they were very popular when I was at school but I never could make them.. I am a little slow as well...
@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
31 Dec 07
Yes I definately remember these. I used to make them all the time. Its not too difficult once you get the hang of it. We used to write all kinds of silly fortunes. they were a lot of fun. I think I've made over 50 of these. We used to try to make teeny tiny ones and giant ones.
• Canada
31 Dec 07
Sorry about the double post
• United States
22 Oct 11
i remember that when i was in the third grade people used to make these things and i used to get so mad because i could not for the life of me figure out how to make them i used to get my friend to make them for me then finally in middle school i learned how to make them when i got into doing orgami they were such a distraction in class as i would sit in school and make them instead of paying attention to the teacher
@whittby (3073)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Gosh, this really is a blast from the past. I remember these from way back in grade school. We had so much fun making and using them. And then my daughter came home from school with them and I was surprised to see them still around! Looks like this is something each generation comes across and still thinks are fun. I'm going to bookmark the link. Who knows, when grandchildren come along eventually, I will be doing this with them as well. Thanks for the memory. ...Whit
• India
5 Feb 08
It is quite interesting. Normally parents and grandparents use this type of games to pass their time with children. Some of them use it for for confidence building in the minds the kids. YOu can try in your way. This a way to attact kids to teach good things. We can do this in stimulating their reasoning power
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
4 Feb 08
I remember these quite well but did have some difficulty making them at the start. After a little practise and of course a lot of patience, all went well. But as for making them today, even with instructions I would most likely struggle.
@LoganzMom (619)
• United States
16 Jan 08
i do remember! thanks for the link i have never been able to make one either lol!
@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
31 Dec 07
Yes I definately remember these. I used to make them all the time. Its not too difficult once you get the hang of it. We used to write all kinds of silly fortunes. they were a lot of fun. I think I've made over 50 of these. We used to try to make teeny tiny ones and giant ones.
• United States
31 Dec 07
Ya I used to make those all the time. I still make them sometimes, I have been trying to think of something to do with them crafty like so I can sell them but havn't gotten any good ideas yet.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
25 Oct 07
I sure do remember them. We used to make them all the time. I was really surprised when my grandson brought one home from school. I didn't know they were still around.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
23 Oct 07
oh yeah.... we used to do them in school. They were fun.......
• Canada
23 Oct 07
These things were so much fun. I remember having different ones in "themes".... Thanks for the memories!
23 Oct 07
Wow, that's a blast from the past lol. I can remember making them by the dozen at school and having competitions to see who could make the smallest. They used to keep us amused for ages.
@BELMCstar (1343)
• Australia
19 Oct 07
I used to love playing with them, and when I could do them, they were great. Thanks for the link to the site, I will save it to a favourite so I can get the kids to make them as well.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
19 Oct 07
HEHEE I remember those. They were a hoot to do with my friends. They would be popular for a while then you wouldn't see them, then out of the blue they would be popular and everyone in the school had one. Thanks for the link. I will make them and pass on the tradition now to my children. When I go to their school every child there will be sporting one of these in their hands. LOL Vicki