Fortune cookies in foam…

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After we made real fortune cookies, I did a little research on line and found instructions for paper fortune cookies, so I thought, why not make foam fortune cookies?

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I am going to use this as a craft with the girl guides group I volunteer with, so these pictures are of the samples I made. I typed out a few fortunes, and cut them into strips to put inside, but I also cut some blank strips for kids to make up their own fortunes. I added photos of the fortunes I made when i baked fortune cookies with the kids too. These would be a lot of fun to personalize, and add some humour.

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Start by cutting a circle. You can trace the top of a yogurt container, or just free hand cut a circle.

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Fold the circle in half and add your fortune…

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Now, this step is tricky the first time, but once you get it, it’s easy! What you do is fold it in half again, but you fold it almost sideways. Take a look at the picture…

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Then, to hold it closed, I simply stapled them at the open ends…

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That’s it! I keep thinking of ways I could use this in the classroom… What about having students write predictions about what is going to happen in a story, then opening them up later? Or what about asking questions then putting them inside? What about writing math questions? I can keep going…Birthday party invitations…place card holders…party favors…

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