These DIY felt fortune cookies make a sweet Valentine’s Day craft. It is so simple, that your kids can help make a batch.
Give them to neighbors and friends with a plate of cookies for a sweet Valentine gift. Or, fill a basket with these felt fortune cookies for a cute spin on traditional Valentine decor.
Make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post to find 15 additional Valentine’s Day activities, crafts, and educational resources that you can use in your homeschool.
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You may already have many of these supplies in your craft closet. While I made my fortune cookies red and white, you can certainly have fun with the color choices!
Here are the supplies you need:
- Wire cutter
- Hot glue gun
- Message strips
- Optional: Deliver a couple of these to your recipient in a Chinese take-out food box
You can include personalized messages or Scripture verses! If you want a free download with message strips, then you can grab them below.
Print out your own sweet message on strips of paper or download my fortune cookie printables by signing up for my mailing list. I have traditional Valentine messages or Bible verse options!
DIY Fortune Cookies
First, cut 4 inch circles out of felt. The easiest way to do this is to find a bowl or round object to trace. Get the kids involved! They can do this step with you.
Next, cut small 4 x 1/2 inch strips of matching felt – one for each circle.
Now you’ll need one piece of wire for each fortune cookie. Cut the wire slightly smaller than 4 inches.
To assemble your fortune cookies, place the wire across the middle of your circle and hot glue the strip of felt to cover it. Nothing has to be perfect here. This will be on the inside of the fortune cookie.
How to Shape Them
Fold and insert one message on top of the glued strip. Then fold the circle in half so the covered wire is in the middle. Bending at the wire edge, pull the two ends together till it looks like a finished fortune cookie. The wire inside makes these incredibly easy to fold and stay put.
Fill a bowl with these to double as décor until Valentines Day. Or hand them out to friends with a small treat inside.
And that’s it! Pin this idea so you can find it when you need it!
If you loved this Valentine’s Day craft, you’ll love these other projects.
Valentine’s Day Activities
I have some great Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids to share with you! To save you from endless hours of searching, just click these links to find some of my homeschool blogger friends’ best holiday activities.
Inspire Creativity in Your Children + Gnome Writing Prompts from In All You Do – Grab a free printable and inspire your kids with fun writing prompts.
10+ Awesome Valentine’s Day STEM Activities for Kids from Hess Un-Academy – What kid doesn’t love a good hands-on STEM activity? Bonus: they’re Valentine-themed!
Chocolate Secrets from Julie Naturally – Valentine’s Day is synonymous with chocolate. Learn more about this delicious and nutritious food.
Valentine’s Day Unit Study from The WOLFe Pack – Here’s a Valentine’s Day Unit Study that will help you break out of your “normal” school routine plus keep the learning alive!
The History Behind Valentine’s Day from Homeschool on the Range – Here’s a great resource that will help your kids learn the history behind our Valentine’s Day traditions.
Love songs from Musicals from Music in Our Homeschool – Here’s a quick 15-minute music lesson for Valentine’s Day that includes some of the greatest love songs from musicals.
Valentine’s Day Language Arts Resources for Homeschooling Families from Whole Child Homeschool – Find a bunch of Valentine-themed language arts resources & printables for toddlers up to high school. Includes vocab games plus grammar fun.
Make Some Easy Sweetheart Popcorn For Valentine’s Day from Our Crazy Adventures in Autismland – Make a fun treat with your kids while learning the history of Valentine’s Day!
How to Have a Valentine’s Day Homeschool Party from Everyday Graces Homeschool – Everything you need to know to throw a homeschool Valentine’s Day party!
Valentine’s Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting from Homegrown Motherhood – Here’s a fun and easy frosting your kids can make for their favorite dessert.
27 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids from Heart and Soul Homeschooling – Check out these fun Valentine’s Day books for kids.
5 Valentine’s Day Snacks that Teach About God’s Love from Stand Up, Reach Out – Whisk in some Faith lessons with your Valentine’s day goodies! These 5 low-prep, easy snacks teach kids how to love God and others.
Story Time: Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch from Orison Orchards – This fun Story Time includes some fun, Valentine-themed literature activities and an easy snack to enjoy with your littles.
15 Fast and Fun Valentine’s Day Snacks for Kids from Thrive at Home – Looking for a fun, fast, Valentine’s Day snack for your kids that won’t take a ton of prep time? Here are 15 of our favorites.
DIY Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas – Beautiful Heart-Shaped Upcycled Book Decorations from Geez, Gwen! – Upcycle some old thrifted books into a beautiful book page heart garland! It’s a great Valentine’s Day craft that your tweens and teens will love.