Are you looking for a fun and entertaining activity for your kids? Cootie Catcher crafts are the perfect solution! Also known as “fortune tellers,” this classic kids’ game is easy to make and lots of fun to play. Plus, with our free printable activity, you’ll never run out of ideas for how to customize and personalize your Cootie Catchers!
What is a Cootie Catcher?
A Cootie Catcher is a traditional paper game, also known as a “fortune teller” or “origami fortune teller.” It’s made with simple paper folds, and origami skills are not required! All you need to make one is a piece of paper – or you can use our free printable Cootie Catcher. Kids love guessing their fate as they move the Cootie Catcher around and get their fortune!
How to Make a Cootie Catcher
Making a Cootie Catcher is a snap! Here are the steps:
- Grab a sheet of paper (or our free printable Cootie Catcher) and fold it in half, crease, and open.
- Fold the paper in half again, crease, and open.
- Fold each corner into the center. Make sure the edges of the paper are lined up on each side.
- Fold in each corner again, so that the edges of the paper face each other.
- While holding the folds together, press down on each side of the Cootie Catcher to make the flaps pop open.
- Flip the Cootie Catcher over and print the fortunes on each flap inside.
- Give it a shake and get ready to tell the future!
Customize Your Cootie Catcher
Our printable Cootie Catcher is easy to customize with your own colors and images. Just print out the pages, get some markers or stickers, and start decorating! You can also add your own messages and fortunes inside. Here are some ideas:
- Add some images, like stars, hearts, or animals
- Personalize the colors, like rainbow hues or glittery shades
- Write your own fortunes and riddles, like “What is the color of the sky?” or “What object do you see around you?”
- Make a themed Cootie Catcher, like a holiday, birthday, or camp-themed Cootie Catcher.
Get Creative with Your Cootie Catchers!
Cootie Catcher crafts are fun and easy to make! Get creative with your own custom colors, fortunes, and images. With our free printable activity, you’ll have endless ideas for how to make the perfect Cootie Catcher for any occasion. So get folding, and happy crafting!