Origami Fortune Cookie for Valentine’s Day (Fun and easy)

Hi there! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love starts to inspire us to bring some color and mood to our homes or offices right? So I made this cute origami fortune cookie to decorate mine and I’ll share one with each family and friends.

How to make Origami Fortune Cookies for Valentine’s Day

These are super easy Valentines origami plus they arefun to make and you can put inside messages or even treats =D.

Do you know what Origami is?

Origami is the art of paper-folding. Its name derives from Japanese words ori (“folding”) and kami (“paper”). Nowadays, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all and any folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin.

According to My Modern Met, traditional origami consists of folding a single sheet of square paper (often with a colored side) into a sculpture without cutting, gluing, taping, or even marking it.

You can create so many fun things with origami, Origami Instructions has an incredible amount of Origami tutorials for anyone who wants to learn.

Practicing Origami can be very relaxing and enjoyable. A fun activity to include kids. I find it absolutely fascinating, even though I don’t practice it as much as I would love to.

What you need to make a Paper Fortune Cookies:

  • Origami paper or any cute thin paper. {3×3 inches – 7.5×7.5 cm}
  • Strips of paper with messages or treats {candies}

How to make a Origami Fortune Cookie

You will need sets of 3 papers. I did them with 3 different patterns and colors you can match yours as you like.


I cut a few strips of paper with messages!


How to fold a Fortune Cookie:

Origami fortune cookie folding begins with one square. These step by step instructions will walk you through the process.

  • Take one square with the pattern facing down and fold on both diagonal axis matching corners and edges. Crease well.
  • Fold right and left points to meet center line.
  • Unfold and take one corner and fold to meet center line.
  • Fold back and you will have something like this:

That’s it. Repeat with the other two fortune origami squares.


Diy Fortune Cookies:

Now you have to insert the two points of one piece between the folded side and the blank one like this:

  • Make sure it goes all the way, so it creates a rhombus.
  • Repeat with the third piece but here you are going to leave only one peace out so you can insert the message or the treats.
  • Next, insert it through the gap and finally close the last point.

There you go! One super cute Origami Fortune Cookie!!!

Lastly, to see what’s inside, just press up both sides and it will crack open. Your message will probably pop up or just take it out.

You can close it back =D.


After I finished the first origami fortune cookie I got hooked and made about ten of these and place them on a cute dish and put in my table.


They turned out super cute and people love it they come and ask what’s that? Can I get one? LOL.


What do you think, do you like these origami fortune cookies?

If you like this idea, make sure you share with your friends!

Fun origami fortune cookie

Have you ever made an origami fortune cookie???

Tell me all about it on the comments below!

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Till Next time!


10 Comments on " Origami Fortune Cookie for Valentine’s Day (Fun and easy) "

  1. Camila

    This is adorable! Thank you for sharing! Did you come up with the cute sayings for the inside, or did you find these somewhere on the internet?

    1. Camila

      Hi Tess, Thank you so much for stopping by, I’m so glad you like this! About the messages, some are mine but most of them I found them on Internet. I ran out sayings quick so I asked daddy Google!!! LOL
      Hugs and XOXO

  2. Camila

    I get lost on “Insert it through the gap and finally close the last point.” How do I add the third paper?

    1. Camila

      Hi Yanira, Thanks for stooping by and asking! Every piece is aded the same way as the first one… But just that right before you close it inserting the last two points, you insert the message in the gap you have. Then you can close it. Just like you start you finish the origami piece. Hope this make any sense.


  3. Camila

    What a cute and clever idea! My kids will love making these for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing. :o)

    1. Camila

      Yayyy happy that you like it! These are super easy and fun to make with kids!

  4. Camila

    My oldest son loves origami so I think I will make these with him! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Camila

      Glad you like these!!! It’s fun to make origami projects with kids!!!

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