Experi-o-matic

Friday 24th June 2016

The paper fortune teller was like secret female knowledge at school when I was a kid, a closely guarded secret the the boys must never learn. So a few weeks ago I decided to free that knowledge for boys everywhere, go boys!

My version is slightly different, rather than telling your fortune it suggests new skills, activities or experiences you might like. I present: The Experi-o-matic™. Download it below, it comes with full instructions and if you're still confused there's a video below showing how to construct it.

To make it:

  1. Cut along the black borders so that it makes a square.
  2. Fold the square in half both ways to crease it.
  3. Place it with the print side down and fold all four corners in to the middle. The squares with the four colour words should be touching.
  4. Turn it over and fold all four corners in again, to make a smaller square. You should have all eight number squares visible.
  5. Fold it in half both ways to crease it.
  6. Turn it over again and put your fingers under the flaps with the colour words on them.

To play:

  1. Choose a colour. Spell out this colour while moving your fingers back and forth to open it in each direction. 
  2. Choose a number that’s visible. Count to that number moving your fingers back and forth again.
  3. Choose another number that’s visible, then count to that number too.
  4. Choose a question and say the answer out loud.
  5. Open the flap to reveal your new experience!

 

Comments

Recent posts

Five things I'm going to miss about Cornwall

Five things I'm going to miss about Cornwall

In ten days we're leaving the UK for new adventures in Spain...

Read more

Owning less stuff

Owning less stuff

We're off to Spain for new adventures in a couple of weeks, and we've spent the last three months sorting our possessions into the four S's: ship, store, sell or skip...

Read more