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Paper Fortune Cookies | Easy Crafts for Kids

Paper Fortune Cookies

During the 15-day celebration of Chinese New Year, children and adults alike will take part in dances, feasts, and parades, all meant to clear the way for a happy and prosperous year ahead. One tradition families enjoy is writing and displaying chun lian, simple expressions of wishes for good fortune in the coming year. Your own well-wishers can easily create these colorful, fortune-filled paper cookies for their friends and family.


  • Paper
  • Paper cupcake baking liners
  • Markers
  • Craft glue


1. To make a batch, first help your child write a host of fortunes on small slips of paper.

Paper Fortune Cookies Step 2

2. For each one, fold a paper cupcake baking liner as shown, slip the note inside, and apply a dot of craft glue to the bottom of the liner to secure it in place.