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Five Tips for Making DIY Fortune Cookies

Ever since I saw these on Pinterest several months ago, I knew they would be perfect for Valentine's Day. I'm not much of a celebrator, I don't expect (nor would I want) diamonds, or anything of the sort, but I do like the idea of giving friends, family, and all those special people in our lives (not just significant others) a little something to show them affection. See Also: -Make Your Own Hand-Pulled Cotton Candy -From Pinterest to Real Life: Valentine's Day Heart Cake -Ward off the Flu with Fire Cider

I have to be honest from the get-go, though, and disclose that these little gems are not the easiest to make... unless you like the sensation of putting your fingertips on something that's about 350°. I was so annoyed while making them that the only thing that got me through it was telling myself all the terrible things I would say about them. But then I shared them with my family -- and the look on my six year old son's face when he realized it was I who had written the message for him was, as they say, priceless.

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Laura Gill