You may have grown up using the fortune teller origami in childhood games. Parts of the fortune teller are labelled with colors or numbers that serve as options for a player to choose from, and on the inside are eight flaps, each concealing a message.
We’re putting our own spin on this game to spark creativity and connection. Our PeaceMaker is a fun tool filled with prompts to get you thinking about what gives you peace of mind.
You can print out your own PeaceMaker and get creating—by yourself, with family or with friends! Or make your PeaceMaker using our blank template. Write in prompts that are personal to you and how you create peace of mind.
To use the PeaceMaker, the player sharing the prompts holds the four corners of the paper with index fingers and thumbs on both hands, keeping two pairs of corners together and the other two pairs separated so that only half of the internal sides of the corners are visible.
Manipulations are done by various similar methods, for example: The player asks a question of the person holding the fortune teller; this question will be answered by the device. The holder then asks for a number or color. Once the number or color is chosen, the holder uses their fingers to switch between the two groups of colors and numbers inside the PeaceMaker.
The holder switches these positions a number of times: which may be determined by the number of letters in the color selected, the number originally chosen, or the sum of both. Once the holder has finished switching the positions of the PeaceMaker, the player chooses one of the flaps revealed. These flaps have colors or numbers on them. The holder then lifts the flap and reveals the prompt underneath for you to uncover what gives you peace of mind. Steps may be repeated to suit the users.
Share how you get creative with your PeaceMaker by snapping a photo and posting it on Instagram with the hashtag #MakeStuffFeelBetter.
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