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    Paper Fortune Teller from I*S*L*Y Blog

    Posted by  ·  June 25, 2010

    The talented and creative Melissa from I*S*L*Y has the coolest paper fortune teller you can download for free.

    Melissa writes….

    As a kid I always looked forward to summer: no school, no homework. I could do all those things I didn’t have time for during the school year. Inevitably about 2-3 weeks into the summer break, I would get lazy and bored and forget all the things I had planned on doing during the school year. I could never decide what to do, which usually meant my parents would suggest cleaning my room, pulling weeds, scooping the dog poop or something else equally industrious and uninteresting. I’m definitely not saying that my childhood summers were full of just boredom and chores. I am saying, however, that it would’ve been nice if I had had a magical fortune teller to tell me what fun things I should do to avoid the summer doldrums.

    {queue infomercial voice}

    If you or your children can relate in any way to the story above, I have the perfect solution for you! Download the handy, dandy super decision-y summer fortune teller! Available exclusively at Skip to my Lou for 5 easy payments of ZERO dollars! 😉

    All you have to do is download, print, cut & fold! Once you’ve made your handy dandy summer fortune teller, play the fortune telling game to figure out what activity you should do next. Here’s how you play the game:

    1. have someone select a color and a direction to pull the fortune teller
    2. spell out the color while pulling the fortune teller opposite directions with each letter
    3. have someone choose a number and a direction
    4. count to the chosen number while pulling the fortune teller opposite directions with each number
    5. have someone choose another number
    6. open the tab & do what it says

    If you’d like to customize your options, check out the second page of the fortune teller PDF, it has a fill-in-the-blank version. It’s the perfect activity decision maker for any time of year! Click the button below to download:

    For more tutorials and printables, please visit www.melissaesplin.com. This tutorial is free for personal use and should not be distributed without author’s consent.

    Don’t miss all the fun summer crafts!


    Filed Under: Crafts for kids

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    1. Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
      we need to get people in to this
    2. Niki
      Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
      Hi.. you make me very happy with this post.. I print it and play with my girls.. remembering shcool years..

      By the way.. I try to post it to facebook ( for my girlfriends) with your Facebook button, but it came up with no picture..

      thanks anyway :)))
    3. RabbitGravity
      Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
      Oh my goodness!!! I remember those! I used to make them and I have been trying to remember how to make them for the past week. It has been doing my head in. Of course they weren't as pretty... brilliant. Thanks
    4. Friday, June 24th, 2011
      So cute! we just had an origami party! it was a great summer bordom buster!!!!! http://dailythoughtsonmytots.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-bucket-list-series-origami-party.html
    5. Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
      I remember playing this as a child. I think that it is cool to play as an adult. I just shared this post with my facebook friends:)
    6. Shirley
      Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
      This is too cute! Thanks! I can't wait to share it with my grandchildren!
    7. Thursday, July 1st, 2010
      Nice!!! Thanks for sharing.
      Watch this http://traktatie.blogspot.com/2010/05/vouwwerkje.html
    8. Saturday, June 26th, 2010
      My daughter loooooooooooooooooooves these. I will be doing this with her today!! I really love your blog (sorry that I have yet to comment!). I just linked your post (and blog) regarding the "I'm bored" jar on my latest blog post. And I used your recipe card generator to make invitations for her upcoming cooking birthday party. And...last but not least, my sister-in-law (who introduced me to your blog) is sewing the chef hats and aprons that you posted a while back for the party. So, as you can see, your blog has inspired LOTS of creativity in the very short time period that I've been following. Thank you!!
    9. Alice
      Friday, June 25th, 2010
      Oh I remember this from when I was a young girl a long time ago. It would be great to make them once again and play a game with the grandchildren. You have certainly sparked my creativity with this post.
    10. Friday, June 25th, 2010
      I love this. I remember making these as a kid all the time- but not nearly so cute! Thank you for the download! I know what my daughter is doing this afternoon!
    11. Friday, June 25th, 2010
      I used to make these by the dozens back in the school days! My girls love them now! Great tutorial, and creative spin on the classic! Several years ago, my friend and I made an elegant version for her wedding reception table to create an ice-breaker. Such a versatile little spin on origami! Have a great weekend! Jenn
    12. Friday, June 25th, 2010
      Cool! Thanks for sharing.