Last Tuesday, we had our Lichfield Mandarin Club’s Chinese New Year celebration and one of the party snacks was fortune cookies. They are my son’s favourite and he even kept all the strips of papers as he really hopes that they will come true!
I was going to bake some but unfortunately I didn’t have the circular template to make it. So we decided to make some as a craft project instead. There are so many ways to make it like using felt, foam, paper and all sorts. I have some leftover circle origami papers and decided to use them. If you have followed my Chinese New Year’s craft Pinterest board, you may have seen that I had recently made a stapleless CNY lantern. So today, I am going to make stapleless glueless fortune cookie craft using the KOKUYO Harinacs.
The materials you need:
- Coloured circle papers
- Strips of paper
- KOKUYO Harinacs
If you don’t have any circle papers, take a piece of paper and use a bowl to draw a circle and cut it out. I bought my circle paper from The Works. Since the coloured papers were quite plain, I asked my children to draw and decorate them.
As for the fortune paper, if you prefer to print out your fortune rather than write, feel free to do so. My son was thrilled when I asked him to write his own fortune papers! He did have quite a lot of spelling mistake though!
- Firstly, place the fortune strip in the middle of the paper.
- Gently fold the paper in half (bottom end up to meet the top without crease).
- Take both outer edges and pull them down to meet each other.
- Turn it over and use Harinacs to staple it.
I practised at least 15 times before it looked like a fortune cookies. It does look like it but I still need more practise. For now, this is good for my children and me!