Valentine’s


Okay, so a little late for Valentine’s Day, but I LOVE this craft, and I think honestly it can be used any time of year!  Sometimes the talk around the family dinner table gets a little dry, so why not spice it up with table talk?!  Every once in a while add new “fortunes” or questions to the “cookies” and each night, have each person pick a fortune and read the question or topic.  Then everyone can talk about it.  Kind of like the “hi, low” from The Story of Us (I LOVE that movie!!!).  Alright, so here it is, straight from Martha Stewart herself:

Felt Fortune Cookie How-To

Felt Fortune Cookies

From:

Martha Stewart Living

1. Using fabric shears, cut a 4 1/2-inch-diameter circle from a piece of felt. Cut a piece of matching ribbon slightly shorter than 4 1/2 inches. Using wire cutters, cut a piece of floral wire slightly shorter than the length of ribbon.

2. Using craft glue, affix the wire to the middle of the felt circle. Glue ribbon on top, covering the wire. Let dry 30 minutes.

3. Fold the felt circle in half, using the wire as a guide, so ribbon is inside cookie. Next, angle the sides toward each other, bending the wire at its halfway point and forming a fortune-cookie shape, as shown.

4. Assemble the fortune cookies. Carefully peel back one flap of the felt cookie, and insert a paper fortune and a few candies. Fold the flap back over to close cookie around contents.

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