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Age Range: 7-11
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D & T
  • Maths

Fortune cookie

Making a fortune cookie from card.

The fortune cookie first appeared in 1890 in San Francisco, USA. They have a typical shape and contain a message on paper. It became a Chinese New Year tradition even though fortune cookies only reached China in 1989.

Activity info, teachers’ notes and curriculum links

In this activity learners will learn about cutting and folding simple 3D structures within a graphics project. Learners will use a provided template to cut out the circle for the fortune cookie.

Tools/resources required

• Thin, coloured Card
• Scissors
• Glue sticks
• Paper fasteners
• Decoration materials

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