Giant Cootie Catcher

Do you remember cootie catchers? You know you do! Picture your grade-school self rigging that little paper fortune teller to say “YES” when asking if Joey (who sat two desks down from you) would ever love you back… Ah, the good old days.

Check out our fun new twist on this classic for a cute craft or unique centerpiece for your upcoming Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day parties!

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  • kraft paper in your favorite color
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • paint markers, gold letter stickers, and anything else you want to use to decorate!

 

First, fold and trim your paper to make a perfect square. Open the fold back up.

 

Next, fold across the opposite corners of your paper and open it back up to form an ‘X’ crease through the middle of your square.

 

Fold each corner in to the middle (they will line up with the ‘X’ you made earlier).
Repeat this step with all 4 corners to form a smaller square.

 

Repeat the last step by folding the corners of the now smaller square in to the center, to form an even smaller square.

 

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Flip your small square over and (you guessed it) fold each corner into the middle, to create the smallest square yet! S’cute!

 

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Fold your square in half, so the “flaps” will be on the outside. Place your thumb and pointer fingers into the pockets you’ve created and pinch the whole catcher into the center.

 

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Ba-BAM! Catch all the cooties with this bad boy!

 

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This craft is perfect for kids and adults. You can make multiple catchers and style them into a unique centerpiece, or use them as fun place cards!

 

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