Kids Create: Chinese New Year's Fortune Tellers


Cortelyou Library recently made pig fortune tellers in honor of 2019 being the Year of the Pig in the Chinese Zodiac. This is a fun activity that is easy to make.

Fold a square piece of pink construction paper into a fortune teller (also known as a cootie catcher). Add ears, eyes and a snout as instructed here.  

Older children may want to try writing fortunes inside the cootie catchers that relate to Chinese New Year’s traditions. You need eight fortunes. Here are a few examples.

  • You are strong like a dragon.
  • Bang a drum to scare monsters.
  • Wear red for good luck.

Read more about Chinese New Year's Traditions here

Find fun books about pigs here.

See you at the next Kids Create!





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