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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Origami Fortune Teller

Did you make these when you were a kid? I bet I folded and
decorated a hundred of these when I was around 5th or 6th
grade. So much fun to make and even more fun to work....
kinda like aerobics for your fingers!
And the little messages we wrote inside
were fun, too! I guess they are still popular because
google provided instructions and lots of pictures!
What a fun memory!
Care to pick a color?

29 comments:

  1. I pick . Red! I loved these as a kid! I totally forgot about them! I'll make these with the boys today. Good idea!

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  2. Okay, I'll pick green!
    Yes, I made and loved those too, and yes, they ARE still popular. All three of my girls (11,9,7) love making/playing with them. Fun memory!
    Susan

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  3. I so remember these, my sister and me used to make so many as kids! I have not thought about these little pieces of "paper art" for ages; thank you for bringing them back.;))

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  4. Oh, I remember these well!! I wish I could remember how to make them!

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  5. I pick blue!! I spent countless hours playing with these! Thanks for the memories...I had forgotten about them. Have a great day Betsy!

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  6. Yellow! They're probably computerized today. Thanks for the memorites!

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  7. I remember something similar. At least they folded up that way, and we moved them the same way, but I don't remember them having to do with fortune telling... hmm, I'll have to ask my big sis!

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  8. Rosezilla ~ We never called them fortune tellers either. The first layer you pick a color, the next a number and the inside flap had a message...anything you wanted...like your wish will come true, etc. Since we made them, we could write what ever we wanted.

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  9. I agree...they weren't called fortune tellers...but I don't really know what they were called. Actually, they weren't called Origami either. I don't think that word was used in Arkansas, but we sure loved these things in school!

    I pick blue, and four. What'd I get?

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  10. I never made them but my girls are REALLY into them right now...they are so much fun.

    I'll pick green today for St. Pat!!!!

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  11. i do remember these! how fun! it makes me think of the chewing gun wrapper chains we used to make.

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  12. Julie ~ those chewing gum wrapper chains! Now I wouldn't have ever remembered those if you hadn't mentioned it! Those may become obsolete with all the newer packaging, but they were fun! I had a friend that had a really long one!

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  13. Oh, I remember making these. I didn't make them nearly as often as my daughter makes them. She is 16 and I just saw her making one at church the other day.

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  14. I well remember making these and they were very popular. I bet if handed a piece of paper I could make one again just from memory!

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  15. I have never seen these. I know...where have I been under a rock? I think my age difference is showing. :) Thanks, Betsy, so much for your prayers during this time for our family. It was so sweet to know we were covered in prayers.

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  16. Red please!

    I hope it says I'll meet a rich and handsome man who will fall hopelessly in love with me!

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  17. Origami making has been a lot of fun. I can only make an airplane but not this teh furtune teller. Thanks for sharing.. Have a nice day..

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  18. Yes, Yes! I do remember these good ol' days fortune tellers! Thank God they didn't seal your fate, otherwise I'd be married to the baby-faced class bully, Rodgie Matson, and probably have a stringer of kids who would get on my last nerve, just like their father.

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  19. Trish ~ I bet Avery knows all about these!

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  20. Sparkle Farkle ~ oh, me, too! I don't know how many times I wished a boy in my class would fall in love with me! Good thing all of wishes don't come true!

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  21. Oh year, I remember making tons of these! I totally forgot about them!

    Manuela

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  22. I could make one right now! I loved these.

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  23. Oh yes, and I taught my daughter how to make them too! She was very good in doing origami when she was in middle school and could make flowers and animals --all sorts of things. I'll have to remind her about that hobby. I still have all the books of instructions she used.

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  24. Never seen or done that actually!

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  25. We called these "cootie-catchers" - such a fun memory. We would play with them endlessly!

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