felt fortune cookie

Chinese New Year is next Monday. I thought The Son could bring in these cute little felt fortune cookies. The irony of the fortune cookie is that it originated in America, not China, but why quibble over that piece of trivia.

These would work well for Valentine's Day too, with sweet little sentiments tucked inside.

On felt, trace 4½-inch circles. My mug had a 4-inch diameter, which worked.
Cut out the circles.

Cut pipe cleaners slightly shorter than the width of the felt circle. 
Using glue, adhere the pipe cleaner to the felt. Wait 30 minutes.

Fold the circle in half along the pipe cleaner.

 Bend the two ends of pipe cleaner towards each other,
then insert finger to poof out the sides.

Hershey Kisses fit, as well as individually wrapped Lifesavers.

 The pithy fortunes were found on the internet, printed and cut out.
To insure that nothing falls out, you might want to dab
a spot or two of glue to close up the cookie.

Happy New Year!
xīn nián kuài lè

from marthastewart.com

Pipe Cleaners
Small, individually wrapped candies
Fortune inserts


  1. Those are seriously too cute! Definitely going to make some with my daughter.

  2. Oh, so cute! What a great idea! My kids will love these!

  3. Too cute! I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!

  4. What a cute craft idea!! I absolutely love them! A few well chosen photos with to-the-point-instructions make this an awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love love love this. Saw it pinned! Come visit us. We have a recipe for homemade fortune cookies and a terrific chili recipe today.

  6. Way cute! Thanks for linking up to Show & Share! I'm featuring these in tomorrow's party!

  7. Super cute! But do you not have to glue the outer edge once it's folded over? Thanks!

    1. Suzanne, so glad you commented! I put 20 of them in a bag to take to school, and about half of them had candies fall out. So if they're going to be transported like that, I'd say yes. In fact, I'll put it into the directions. Thank you!

  8. rebecca, this is sooo cute! I'm doing this for the kids v-day parties this year! thanks for the idea ;)

    1. so glad you're doing it. i hope the class likes it.

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