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Predict the futureHave you ever tried to predict the future? Making a paper fortuneteller is a cool and interactive way to predict the possible side effects of abusing prescription drugs. Have your friends choose a drug, and write the drug names on the outside of the fortuneteller. Write the explanation of the drug's effects on the inside. Although it's not really predicting the future, you'll be able to share and predict what happens after using certain drugs. Print the helpful template below, and use it to construct your own fortuneteller. This activity is fun and really simple!

Here's what you’ll need:

Here's how to do it:

  • Print out the fortuneteller template from the PEERx Web site onto a sheet of plain white paper.
  • Fold the template based on the directions (lines indicated on the paper) found on the template to make the shape of the fortuneteller.
  • Gather a group of friends, and take turns doing the activity for each other. Pass the fortuneteller around until everyone has gotten a chance to see the outcomes of the choices they make.

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