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DIY Valentine's Fortune Cookies @orientaltrading

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Oriental Trading. All opinions are my own.

So Kenzie brought home a paper from school requesting that we send in a Valentine's Day box decorated to collect all of their cards and goodies. Needless to say that this brought back memories of the fun box on my desk filled to the brim with special notes and sweets. So far we've wrapped the box  in gift wrap and wrote Mackenzie. 


So while we have fun traditional Valentine's cards to give to classmates, since the kids enjoy fortune cookies and the messages inside - we decided to make our own to add as a bonus

These are simple and quick to make plus you can customize the color to whatever occasion you want. Oriental Trading has all of the necessary supplies (including amazing Unicorn Poop which I've been ordering in bulk for all of my LuLaRoe shipments). 

Materials:


Directions:

1.  Place a drinking glass on top of the scrapbook paper and trace circles about 3.5 inches in diameter. [I like to just use my circle paper cutter because it's super easy to cut through several sheets at a time. Plus you can make so many different sizes of circles.] Cut the circles out with scissors.

2.  Cut out small strips of paper in rectangles and write fun notes or words on them using markers or pens. 


3.  Turn the sheet of scrapbook paper upside down and place the "note" inside. You can fold or keep straight. 

4.  Fold the circle in half but don't crease the end. Place a finger in the middle of the crease and gentle press inward. Place a glue dot in the fold and press together to stick. 


5.  Add some fun jewels and/or pearls to accent. 

6.  Repeat until your child has a bunch of these for their classmates.  Fill a small kraft box with a window with these fortune cookies and tie with twine for them to give to their teacher. You can even mix in real cookies and/or chocolates. 


Check out the Valentine's Day Sensory Slime from MomSpotted this week!


18 comments:

  1. Omgosh I LOVE these!! They are so pretty!! Love the added little sparkle too :)

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  2. Those are super cute! What a great way to share some love!

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  3. I just love these! I've made fortune cookies with crafting foam and they were fun but the paper you picked make them look extra special!

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  4. Those are adorable. We enjoy making crafts, so we may have to put this on the list.

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  5. That's an adorable idea. My daughter likes to do origami and this would be a fun "bonus" to go along with the Airheads candy cards she already prepared for her classmates. We have strict rules at our school about what candy and food is allowed but a paper fortune cookie would pass all the tests!

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  6. Such a fun way to spread a little valentine love. I have been tryinng to send out valentines that aren't full of sugar. These would be perfect.

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  7. oh i love this idea!! so cute.
    andrea

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  8. These Valentines fortune cookie cards are so adorable!! Your so crafty. :) I love this idea, my daughter would love writing the sweet messages inside!

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  9. These Fortune cookie craft for Valentine's Day is amazing and fun to make. I like how pretty they turned out!!

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  10. What a cute craft. Would work for other holidays too.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  11. Love this idea for class valentines. I love Oriental Trading, I have used them for years and they have never failed. Their crafts are fabulous, I love the sticker cards where you put stickers where you want them. The kids loved them when I put them at kids' tables at weddings. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. This is so darn cute! I wonder if I can change it up to work for another holiday, I don't know if I can wait for Valentine's to do this!

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  13. These are so adorable and I'm going to have to remember them for next year!

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  14. These are so pretty! Can't wait to make them next year for Valentine's Day!

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  15. Those are such cute designs!! I love how they turned out!

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