How to Make a Cootie Catcher

A few simple folds will lead to hours of fun.

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Using a square (not rectangular) piece of paper, position it so the paper looks like a diamond. Fold the far left corner to the far right corner to create a crease.

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2. Unfold it and then fold the square in half.

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3. Unfold it again, and then fold all of the corners of the square into the center.

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4. Flip it over and fold the corners in again to make a smaller square.

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5. Fold the square in half.

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6. Fold it into a square again.

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7. Work your fingers into the open flaps and push the top corners out to form a 3-D shape.

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8. Decorate it!

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