Paper Fortune Teller
A single sheet of paper and a few origami folds are all you need in order to spend hours of fun finding out what luck you have in store.
Humans have always had a fascination with what the future holds. We have our palms read, ask questions with Magic 8-Balls, and love to crack open fortune cookies hoping it will tell us that something good is on the horizon. These childhood favorites are a schoolyard staple. Make one to let your friends know what is in store for them. For extra-fancy versions, use patterned origami paper instead of plain or use a pair of Martha Stewart scissors ($14.95, amazon.com) to cut out embellishments like letters, numbers, and stick-on stars.
Remember how to play? First, hold the fortune teller: Insert your thumbs and index fingers into the four square flaps on one side, and move your fingers back and forth, opening the fortune teller's "mouth" in alternating directions. Have someone pick a panel from the first four flaps, and open and close the teller once for each letter in that word; repeat twice with the words, letters, or numbers on the inside triangles. Pick one last time; lift the flap, and reveal their fortune.