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Step 11: Make a Cootie-Catcher!

A Cootie-Catcher is a fortune teller!

They are easy to make and play with.

First, get a piece of paper, fold into a giant triangle, fold and tear off excess piece that is not part of a large square.  Fold all the corners into the middle, turn over and repeat.  Fold in half both ways for easier use.  Now, pop open and place your thumbs and pointer fingers into the holes in the back, hold together and open one way and then the other. 

Now, that we tested it, we can write the fortunes!  Place various numbers on each tab.  Place various colors on each tab inside.  Write different fortunes inside each tab.

Ex.

You will be kissed by someone you like next week.

You will have 9 kids.

You will write a famous book one day.

You will travel to Hawaii on your honeymoon.


Then to play, have the person first pick a number, fold the cootie catcher one way and the next, that many times.  Now have them pick a color, spell out the color, by going back and forth on the cootie catcher. 

Then have them pick another color, open up the cootie catcher and read their fortune!


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<p>good idea, but a little confusing for LITTLE kids</p>
<p>Nice idea but it would be frekin be hard as heck to guess what the person is actilly doing</p>
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<p>This is so helpful and inspired me to make up a car game of my own! (Or just a game for any day!)</p>
<p>Very helpfull!Me and my friends family is going on a 2 hour drive.Im so afraid i and my freind would get bored. ThXD</p>
<p>I learned to do the third suggestion when I was young.</p>
<p>Very helpfull!Me and my friends family is going on a 2 hour drive.Im so afraid i and my freind would get bored. ThXD</p>
I love writing stories, I have a drawing notebook/ dream notebook. I love to read too.
I love writing stories, I have a drawing notebook/ dream notebook. I love to read too.
I learned to do the third suggestion when I was young.
Nice games
Good ideas, well presented. Thanks for sharing;)
Uhhh, In the &quot;Who is driving that car&quot; game someone said he was single, and the other one said he was seeing his boyfriend. Anyway, cool Instructable, I remember a few of the games!
LOL! I meant girlfriend! ROFL
Very helpfull!Me and my friends family is going on a 2 hour drive.Im so afraid i and my freind would get bored. ThXD
I learned to do the third suggestion when I was young. Slightly different: someone would draw a squiggly and some shapes, and the second person would make a complete picture from the squiggle. <br>8 years later, I still do that activity when I'm with a friend. Both of us enjoy scrathcing our brains to try and create something from the more complex from random squiggles. So i definitely support your variation in your third suggestion. :)
I still play a lot of these games too. Bored waiting for food at a restaurant? I simply turn over my place mat and start doodling. I also have a tendency to snitch the crayons at the hostess station in the front of some restaurants! lol

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