How To Make DIY Paper Fortune Cookies

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DIY Paper fortune cookies that are perfect for parties! Print funny fortunes or questions for conversation starters. These are easy to make, and people love them!

Gold paper fortune cookies

Traditional fortune cookies are simple, crispy cookies folded with a message or “fortune” inside. They’re given out as a dessert at Chinese restaurants and are always a fun way to end the meal with a few laughs.

However, we’ve made them into a fun party favor! So for any of you hosting a fun dinner party, birthday party, or even a New Years’ party, these DIY Paper Fortune Cookies are great conversation starters!

They’re a fun touch to add to the party, all while giving positive words of wisdom, perfect for graduation or to start the new year off.

DIY gold paper fortune cookies on white table - fortune cookie shape

Since you can make up any message you want to put inside, you can pull an amusing prank, or you could write ridiculous fortunes in your faux fortune cookies, but we’re keeping it sweet (like sugar) over here, and sticking with nice versions.

And If you love cookies as much as we do, check out our favorite cookie recipes too.

Steps for creating DIY fortune cookies

How to Make DIY Paper Fortune Cookies

Material and Tools Needed to Make a Paper Fortune Cookies

Colored Paper – Ideally gold colored

Scissors

Glue

Directions

  • Cut paper into circles, about 3 – 3 1/2″ in diameter.
  • Lightly fold the circle in half and crease the center.
  • Open the circle and roll two sides backward, so they overlap slightly.
  • With one hand keeping hold of the overlapped sides, fold the top and bottom of the circle down.
  • Put a dab of glue close to the center crease, and hold for several seconds until the fortune cookie is set.
Paper fortune cookies with confetti and napkins

So whether you’re looking for a fun party favor or just a little something to sweeten up your day, these DIY Paper Fortune Cookies are definitely the way to go! 

They’re simple and easy enough that anyone can make them, but they also add a touch of whimsy and fun to any gathering.

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Gold paper fortunes.

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How To Make DIY Paper Fortune Cookies

Learn how to make these adorable paper fortune cookies with just a few simple steps! They're perfect for a Chinese New Year party or any other get together.
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Course: DIY Crafts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies
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Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 pc Glue
  • Colored Paper, Ideally gold colored
  • scissors

Instructions

  • Cut paper into circles, about 3 – 3 1/2″ in diameter.
  • Lightly fold the circle in half and crease the center.
  • Open the circle and roll two sides backward so they slightly overlap.
  • With one hand keeping hold of the overlapped sides, fold the top and bottom of the circle down.
  • Put a dab of glue close to the center crease, and hold for several seconds until the fortune cookie is set.
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