Using cupcake liners you can make these adorable Chinese Fortune Cookies with notes of encouragement for kids. They are fun to make and children will love being inspired by the little messages inside that warm the heart. I’ve included free printable notes you can cut out and use with prewritten or space for you to write your own personalised messages.
I’ve mentioned before Possum’s (aged 4 years) interest in Chinese New Year. She has played with our awesome Chinese New Year playdough and made super cool Chinese dragons. For something extra I found some fortune cookies in the supermarket and was inspired to make our own but with a little twist.
The concept of predicting the future or fortune telling is beyond Possum’s understanding so I took the opportunity to use some cupcake liners and create some adorable Chinese fortune cookies with notes of encouragement for kids, because it’s always lovely to encourage children in a variety of ways. It’s also another way to get children to read small pieces of text and help develop literacy skills.
Recommended age: 6 years + (making), 3 years+ (enjoying)
Strict supervision is always required
To make the fortune cookies with cupcake liners you will need –
- Cupcake liners
- Glue stick
- Notes of encouragement (free printable below)
Begin by cutting out your special little message that’s to be hidden inside and folding it so it’s the length of the cupcake liner when folded. This will hide the message inside like a traditional fortune cookie. Of course you could fold the paper so the message is poking out.
Once you have folded your cupcake liner, use your thumb to push up the base (circle) of the cupcake liner. From this point, you should really start to see the cupcake liner fortune cookie take shape.
Next rub the glue stick along the edge of the cupcake liner to seal it and the message inside.
And there you have it! You can make as many as you like and include all of the free printable notes of encouragement that I’ve made or simple create your own.
Making these would be possible for children over the age of 6 years. It would be benefit their fine motor skills and lovely to share with friends.
Free printable messages for you to include in your Chinese cookies
Instead of including notes that claim to predict the future, take advantage of the opportunity and use some lovely notes that encourage and warm the heart.
You’re child will have lots of fun opening up some of these adorable (and healthy -haha) Chinese cookies with notes of encouragement. We found them to be lots of fun and a lovely way to share little messages of encouragement or inspiration. I hope you enjoy these as much as we did.
What personalised note would you include for your child?
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