These paper fortune cookies are perfect to give away on Valentine’s Day if you’re on a time-crunch or a budget. Not only do they stand out from standard Valentine’s cards, they’re free to download! You also don’t have to worry about food allergies or preferences with this super-cute Valentine gift.
We’ve included the printable in 7 colors, should you want to mix in a few non-red fortune cookies.
What you need:
- Pen (if you want to write down custom messages!)
Step 1: Print and cut out the the fortune cookies and message strips from our free printable here. You can write a customized message on the back of the colored strips, or use the ones we provided
Step 2: Fold one side over the other and pinch the center. This creates a crease that will help the paper take on the fortune cookie shape.
Step 3: Unfold the circle and turn it 90° so the crease is horizontal. Bring the sides together again.
Step 4: Hold the fortune cookie in place and gently push on the center crease with your pointer finger. Still holding the fortune cookie in place, take a message strip and tuck it in the fortune cookie so it rests in the middle.
Step 5: With the fortune inside, slowly guide the top and bottom edges together until they meet. This is the trickiest step, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a few extra tries!
Step 4: Seal the deal! Glue the inside of the fortune cookie. A standard glue stick should work if you’re working with plain printer paper. Pinch the point where you placed the glue until it stays put.