Step 2: Fold the paper into a Cootie Catcher


Using a square piece of paper, bring two ends together and pinch the inside, repeat with the other side.  Draw an “x” on your pinches.  Bring the corners in towards the “X” and fold.

Flip the square over and dot the center.  Bring each corner into the center and fold.  Once you have all the corners in, fold it along the “white” lines or gaps to make the cootie catcher manageable.  Insert your fingers into the pockets!  You have a cootie catcher!!!
Fantastic idea; I'm going to do this this weekend!
.&nbsp; This is soooooo neat! I wish I had seen this when NachoDaughter was a little younger ... about 25 years younger. ;)<br />
i chose run!!!!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (first direction- last frame)<br />
Most excellent!&nbsp; And with the choice you made for the &quot;a&quot;&nbsp;shape, you could even do &quot;o&quot;&nbsp;words on the same template.<br />
Thanks, it's funny you mention it, I&nbsp;am trying to make a four letter one now... but the word &quot;combinations&quot; are a lot trickier.&nbsp; <br />
Neat - I like the way you've used this addictive form of finger manipulation to teach vocabulary.&nbsp; And the shaving cream paint is brilliance.<br /> <br />

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