Introduction: How to Make a Cootie Catcher

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 I chose to make this instructable because i plan on making and animation of it for my Animation Technology class , Its fairly easy and fun to play with ! :) `

Step 1: Things You'll Need

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*A sheet of blank paper
*Four different colour markers
*A Darker Colour marker for writing
*A Pen
*something circular to trace.

Step 2: Making Your Paper a Perfect Square

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First step --- Take your sheet of paper and fold it across diagonally lining up the two sides

Second Step---Fold the extra unneeded paper and make a crease with your finger , You than cut it off and you have your square.

Step 3: Folding the First Set of Corners

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Step One- Fold All For Corners Towards the center of the page.(look at pictures for help.)

Step 4: Folding Second Set of Corners

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First--  Flip over paper  with folded corner . It should now look like the photo below

Secondly-- Fold The corners in the same manner as step one.

Thirdly--  Fold the square in half

Step 5: Making It 3D

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 Firstly- Slide you fingers under all four flaps using both your thumbs and pointing finger (see picture below.)

Secondly-- Pinch pointer and thumb together and push them towards the center.

Step 6: Making the Colour Layer.

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First off-- you  find a circular object to trace, Trace a circle on each section

Secondly-- Colour each circle with the four colours you have chosen . (I had chosen  to use orange , blue , purple and green.)

Thirdly-- Write the name of the colour inside of the correct coloured circle

Step 7: Making the Numbered Layer

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First off-- Flip the colour side of the cootie catcher so its facing the table.

Secondly -- Number each triangleUsing the Dark coloured marker,Number them  1-8 , Placement of the numbers does not matter.

Step 8: Making the Final Layer.

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First--  Fold Out each numbered triangle, Making it look like the picture below

Secondly-- In each triangle write a horoscope or a fortune :) , Be Creative !

Step 9: How to Play

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 1-- Find a friend and ask him or her to pick a colour on top flaps

2-- Moving the flaps in and out and side to side in time with the letters,spellout the name of the colour

3--Stop on the last letter with the cootie catcher open to reveal the numbers ,ask your friend to pick a number,Count out the number and open the  the flaps in and out and side to side like step 2.When your done counting your first number ,get your friend to pick another number .

--Final step when finished counting your friends second number get your friend to pick her/his  final number and open the flap revealing the fortune :)

Have fun & enjoy your time playing with your cootie catcher.


mikolynn (author)2012-04-11

Nice! I do so many of this in school (and after school years) too!
You are so cleaver to post it!

Mr. Noack (author)2012-04-10

This sounds like an awesome class!! I look forward to the animation!

jessyratfink (author)2012-04-10

Awesome! I made so many of these in middle school. :D

Sara000100 (author)2012-04-10

This is awesome

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