Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun project perfect for Valentine’s Day! When I was teaching years ago, I would always have my students make foam fortune cookies for a fun project at Valentine’s Day. While I have made the cookies in the past look great with patterned paper, I thought, why not take it up a notch and make huge fortune cookies!?!
After trimming the paper to size, according to the instructions included with the Circle Template Guide, I cut the circle out using the guide and blade. The instructions come on convenient cards that can be kept together with a loose-leaf ring, making it simple to create your shapes.
Tip: Roll and create waves with your circle of paper before attempting to create the cookie. This will get the fibers in the paper loosened. Doing this will allow the paper to bend more easily during the next steps.
Fold the paper in half, as shown, but do not crease. Using your hand, create a dent in the center of the “fold.” Having the dent off-center will make the cookie look more realistic. I found that placing the edges of the circle between my knees made it easier to hold onto when creating the dent.
Touch the two outside ends together and adhere with a hot glue gun. Other liquid glues and dry adhesives will not keep the sides together.
To create the fortunes, the Mini Alphabet Punched help me create love phrases. I adhered the letters to strips of white cardstock. After determining how far out the fortunes needed to stick, I adhered the strip to the outer edge of the fortune cookie.
Anyone else feeling lucky in love this Valentine’s Day? How you would use your fortune cookies?
3×5 Metallic Paper Pad
12×12 White Bazzill Cardstock