I suspect most of us had a grand time as a child playing with these paper wonders. When the memory of them hit me, I immediately knew I had to introduce them to my children.
How to fold a cootie catcher: Start with a square. Fold from corner to corner making a triangle. Open and repeat with the other corners making a creased "X" when opened. Fold all corners to the center and crease well. Flip this folded square over and fold the corners to the center again and crease well. Next, fold in half from bottom to top and crease well. Open that last fold and fold left to right and crease well. Lift up flaps and insert fingers. You are now ready to label your sections and have some fun!
I have included a few ideas for cootie catcher fun below – just print and go!
- A traditional pick a number, color and animal catcher
- A practice-your-math-facts catcher
- A catcher puppet pet creature
Cootie Catchers Set 1
- Disclaimer -
Cootie Catchers are really fun, but they are not conducive to reverent behavior at church. Don’t ask me how I know. Let me just say, a “singing” wolf and frog cootie catcher were involved.