Your Harry Potter fans will love this Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat Fortune Teller A.K.A Cutie Catcher that sorts you into your Hogwarts House! Your students will cut out and fold the fortune teller, then play the game of sorting each other into their Hogwarts House.
Cut off the white edges of the square pattern you printed.
With your pattern facing down, fold all four of the corners into the center. Be sure to watch your lines and try to make it as even as possible.
Turn your pattern over so that the Hogwarts Houses are facing up. Fold the corners into the center again to create a smaller square. Be sure to crease your edges.
Next, fold the square in half so that the wand picture is on top. Make a crease. Unfold it. Then fold it the opposite way so that the sorting hat is on top. Make a crease.
Then, place your fingers into the bottom of the paper and pop it up to make four cone shapes. The "Sorting Hat" is ready to start sorting!
Hold your Harry Potter Sorting Hat Origami Fortune Teller with two hands. Place your thumbs and pointer fingers inside the cone shapes. Let the person who is being sorted choose one of the images on the top. Either the Wizard Cup, Wand, Owl, or Sorting Hat.
Each picture has a number associated with it. Open and close the "Sorting Hat" alternating between up and then across with your fingers. For example; if they chose the Wizard Cup, you open the "Sorting Hat" 4 times. If the Wand is chosen, then you open the "Sorting Hat" 5 times.
Then, the player will choose one of the words on the inside of the "Sorting Hat." The number next to the word tells you how many times to open and close the "Sorting Hat."
Repeat this process for a total of 3 times.
On the fourth word selection, instead of counting out the numbers again, you will open the flap and read the directions under that word. Four of the words hold a Hogwarts House icon under them. If you get one of these, then you have been officially sorted into your house! The other four slots are filled with Sorting Hat sayings. such as, "Difficult. Very Difficult." This means you need to start again!
Keep playing until everyone is sorted into their Hogwarts Houses!
Try it and see if you're; just and loyal like Hufflepuff, wise and of a ready mind like Ravenclaw, cunning like Slytherin, or brave and daring like Gryffindor. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!