Someone just recently asked me how I made the fortune cookies for this project I posted last summer (here), and I can't believe I left you all without the instructions. These are so much fun to make. And, honestly, not that hard.
Here's the link to Kimberly Crawford's instructions: Paper Fortune Cookies. Believe it or now, when I made them last summer I went to our Chinese grocery store in Austin and bought cookies to make sure mine looked genuine. The perks of such research was eating the cookies! A few tips I picked up while playing with them are:
- If you want to make your cookies look like the real thing, start with our Creamy Carmel cardstock, ink the edges with Close to Cocoa paper, and use the spritzer tool to spritz a little Close to Cocoa on the paper, too.
- Spritz your paper with fine water to make it more pliable.
- Bend the paper back and forth in all directions to break the fibers.
- And, of course, don't forget to fill the inside of your cookie with fortunes. You can always customize it too, depending on who you're making them for . . . jokes, love notes to your sweetie . . . My husband is a big sports fan, so I filled mine with quotes from Yogi Berra – you know like, "no one goes to that restaurant any more, it's too crowded."
Those last two steps will keep your paper from creasing where you don't want it to. Have fun!