Are you looking for a fun classic game to create with your kids? Look no further than the cootie catcher! Also known as a fortune teller this game is simple to make endlessly entertaining. Follow the step-by-step guide below to learn how to make a cootie catcher.
To make a cootie catcher you will need:
- One sheet of paper (square shaped is best)
- A pencil or pen
Take your sheet of paper fold it in half diagonally. Crease the fold with your fingers then unfold the paper. You should now have a crease running diagonally across the paper.
Next fold the paper in half diagonally the other way. Crease the fold as before then unfold the paper again. At this point you should have two creases intersecting in the center of the paper.
Fold each corner of the paper into the center point where the two creases meet. Crease the paper after each fold. Once you have done this with all four corners your paper should now be in a smaller square shape with four triangular flaps sticking out.
Flip the paper over so that the flaps are now on the bottom. Fold each corner of the square into the center point once again creasing the paper after each fold. Once you have done this you will have a smaller square shape once more with no flaps sticking out.
Now take a finger from each hslide them inside the four small pockets created by the folds. Push the corners of the pockets towards each other creating a point at the bottom of your square. Flatten the paper once again.
With your cootie catcher now in its proper shape flip it over decorate the four outer flaps with numbers colors or whatever you like. Underneath these flaps write fortunes or actions for players to perform.
To use the cootie catcher two people should sit facing each other with the cootie catcher between them. The first player should pick a color from the outer flaps while the second player moves the catcher back forth while counting out the name of the chosen color.
Once the color is chosen the first player should pick a number from the exposed flaps. The second player should then move the catcher back forth again counting out the number chosen.
Finally the first player should choose one of the available flaps to lift up revealing their fortune or action. Have fun enjoy your cootie catcher!
Making a cootie catcher is easy fun it’s a great way to spend time with your kids or entertain a group of friends. Follow these simple instructions to create your own cootie catcher let the good times roll!