Welcome guests to your Chinese New Year celebration with creatively designed fortune cookie place cards. You can either use real fortune cookies from your local Asian market, or make your own paper fortune cookie. Grab a few sheets of your favorite pattern, or keep with the Chinese New Year theme and choose red or gold paper. For this project you’ll need:
Drinking glass (about 4 inches wide)
Instructions for Making a Paper Fortune Cookie Place Card:
Lay the scrapbook paper facedown on a table and set the drinking glass or cup on top of it.
Draw a circle around the drinking glass and cut along the line you’ve drawn.
Flip the paper over and softly bend the circle in the center, careful not to crease it. Secure with glue.
Cut a 1 by 4 inch strip of white paper and write your guest’s name on it.
Slip the place card into the fortune cookie.
With your thumb and forefinger gently pull both ends of the half-circle toward each other.
Add a dot of hot glue to hold the two ends together.
Your guests will have a great time exploring the fortune cookies to discover their place at your table!