How-To Make a Paper Fortune Teller With Funny Fortunes

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Looking to make a paper fortune teller with funny fortunes… something a bit different to the boring written versions?

Well, how about injecting some visual humour… yes, it’s time to give your paper fortune teller the cartoon treatment, and all you need to do is download the free printable

First, Let’s Play

Paper Fortune Teller showing the colours
Start by picking a colour...
Paper Fortune Teller showing the numbers
...now pick a number!

Find your number below to get your fortune…

Paper Fortune Teller showing funny fortunes 1 and 2
Fortunes for 1 & 2

(1) Good news, you get a new outfit. Bad news, it’s trash can body suit!

(2) Your worst nightmare… giant Arachnids, and you’re the fly!

Paper Fortune Teller showing funny fortunes 3 and 4
Fortunes for 3 and 4

(3) You go on an unexpected sewer tour, and it’s a one-way trip!

(4) You quickly discover what the big red thing on the back of your chair is!

Paper Fortune Teller showing funny fortunes 5 and 6
Fortunes for 5 and 6

(5) An earthquake remodels your house while you sleep… don’t jump out of bed!

(6) You regret accepting tickets for a ‘truly unique flying experience’!

Paper Fortune Teller showing funny fortunes 7 and 8
Fortunes for 7 and 8

(7) Your hazmat suit is air tight, nothing gets in or out… oh dear!

(8) You’re going to be a human size shape, but not for much longer!

Step by Step Guide

If you like my funny fortunes, download the printable below… it includes a ready-to-print option and colouring-in option.

If you’d like to draw your own fortunes go straight to Step 4.

How to make and fold a funny Paper Fortune Teller: Step 1-2

Step 1: Print the artwork onto A4 or A3 paper, there’s options for both… you can also choose between black and white or colour.

Step 2: Trim the printout into a square by cutting along the dotted lines using a pair of scissors.

How to make and fold a funny Paper Fortune Teller: Step 3

Step 3: If you’ve chosen the black and white version, time to colour it in using felt pens or crayons.

How to make and fold a funny Paper Fortune Teller: Step 4-7

Step 4: Make creases by folding the square in half (side to side) from both directions (A).

Step 5: Repeat, but by folding the square corner to corner, in both directions (B).

Step 6: Fold each corner into the centre, and crease the folds using your finger.

Step 7: This is important, TURN the paper over.

How to make and fold a funny Paper Fortune Teller: Step 8-10

Step 8: Once again, fold the corners into the centre, and crease along the folds.

Step 9: Turn the paper over one last time.

Step 10: Tease out the flaps to form the completed Paper Fortune Teller shape.

Materials List

  1. Plain A4 paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Colouring pens
  4. Your fingers!

Creative Takewaway

Yet again, this proves that with a little imgaination, even classic crafts like the Paper Fortune Teller can be given fun new twists.

Written and created by

Life-long maker of who also loves to draw. Author of two books.

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