How to Make a Cootie Catcher

folding cootie catcher
Peter Ardito
A few simple folds will lead to hours of fun.
Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

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.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

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

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

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

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

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

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

5. Fold the square in half.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

6. Fold it into a square again.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

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

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

8. Decorate it!

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