Funny Paper Cootie Catcher Ideas to Play

Origami is one of the craziest experiences your children can get, and for a good reason. We can bend them almost into any shape, again and again as they will never break. Their fine creases allow us to make wonderful miniatures from them. They are easily available and one of the cheapest things that you can use for art and crafts. We can’t even imagine how many patterns and miniatures you can build with just these sheets. Origami also helps develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and mental concentration.

When a child directly engages his hands in these crafts, it stimulates areas of the brain. These sheets are easily available at your nearest stationery, and you can also buy them from various sites such as Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, etc.

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Paper Cootie Catcher Ideas for Kids

Origami Fortune Teller

Origami Fortune Teller Cootie Catcher Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: the spruce crafts

Who doesn’t love a fortune teller! People love to know about their future, and what better way to introduce your child to this world than through a craft. Origami is easy to build and simple to play with.

Suitable age group: 9-14 years

Material required:

  • Origami paper sheet
  • Black marker

Procedure:

  1. Start by taking a blue paper and folding it in half.
  2. Crease it well.
  3. Open it, and fold it from the other side as well, making a plus sign crease.
  4. Now, open it and fold from both sides diagonally one after another.
  5. Open the sheet and you will see the four inter cross-crease.
  6. Start folding the corners into the center.
  7. When you’re done, flip it over and do the same thing again, implying start folding the corners into the center.
  8. Now, flip it over and fold it in half.
  9. Put your fingers inside and push all the points inwards.
  10. Use your fingers to pinch the paper to the center.
  11. Rotate the paper and pull out the paper.
  12. You can now decorate it as per your choice.

And That’s It Your Origami Fortune Teller Is Ready!!

Shark Catcher

Shark Catcher Cootie Catcher Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: Easy Peasy and Fun

Kids are generally afraid of sharks right! It is so because we always tell them that sharks are scary to be around! We have brought you an activity where your kid can help with the sharks.

Suitable age group: 9-14 years

Material required:

  • Shark template
  • Print paper
  • Scissor
  • Blue paper sheet
  • Glue

Procedure:

  1. The first thing we need to do is we should download the shark template from the internet, on either glossy paper or regular printer paper.
  2. Fold the paper in half and crease it well.
  3. Open it, and fold it from the other side as well, making a plus sign crease.
  4. Now, open and fold from both sides diagonally one after the other.
  5. Open the sheet and you will see the creases.
  6. Start folding the corners into the center.
  7. When you’re done, flip it over, and do the same thing again implying start folding the corners into the center.
  8. Flip it over and fold it in half.
  9. Push your fingers inside the square pockets and push the flaps up to open the catcher.
  10. Use your fingers to adjust the catcher and shape it properly.
  11. As for the fins, cut out two messy triangles from blue paper and paste them behind the bottom squares of the catcher.

Taddaaa!!! Your Adorable Shark Catcher Is Ready To Play!!

The Challenge Catcher

The Challenge Catcher Cootie Catcher Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: The Idea Room

Want to create a game of cootie catcher? Well, we can help you with that!

Suitable age group: 9-14 years

Material required:

  • Game template
  • Print paper
  • scissor

Procedure:

  1. Firstly, download the game template from the internet and cut it out.
  2. Then, fold the paper in half and crease it well.
  3. Open it, and fold it from the other side as well, making a plus sign crease.
  4. Now, open it again and fold from both sides diagonally one after the other.
  5. Open the sheet and you will see the creases.
  6. Start folding the corners into the center.
  7. When you’re done, flip it over and do the same thing again implying start folding the corners into the center.
  8. Now, flip it over and fold it in half.
  9. Push your fingers inside the square pockets and push the flaps up to open the catcher.
  10. Use your fingers to adjust the catcher and shape it properly.

Here we ready to play!

Pink Cootie Catcher

Pink Cootie Catcher Cootie Catcher Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: Coffee Cups and Crayons

We all adore the color pink, don’t we!  And so we are going to create a pinky-punky cootie catcher. Kids are going to love it.

Suitable age group: 9-14 years

Material required:

  • White origami sheet
  • Pink marker

Procedure:

  1. Take a white paper and start folding it from the middle.
  2. Crease it well.
  3. Open it, and fold it from the other side as well, making a plus sign crease.
  4. Now, open it and fold from both sides diagonally one after the other.
  5. Open the sheet and you will see the creases.
  6. Start folding the corners into the center.
  7. When you’re done, flip it over and do the same thing again implying start folding the corners into the center.
  8. Now, flip it over and fold it in half.
  9. Push your fingers inside the square pockets and push the flaps up to open the catcher.
  10. Use your fingers to adjust the catcher and shape it properly.
  11. With the help of the pink marker, write numbers and colors and tasks of the game at each square as well as at the triangle of the cootie catcher.
  12. Here, your catcher is ready, and one person can hold it while the other player can choose a color on it.

Harry Potter Catcher

Harry Potter Catcher Cootie Catcher Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: Nourishing My Scholar

Take your children on a deep dive inside harry potter Marauder’s Map while mixing some crafts with them as well.

Suitable age group: 9-14 years

Material required:

  • Marauder’s map template
  • Printing paper
  • Scissor

Procedure:

  1. Start by downloading the marauder’s map template from the internet.
  2. Cut off all the white edges of the template.
  3. Start folding it from the middle and crease it well.
  4. Open it, and fold it from the other side as well, making a plus sign crease.
  5. Now, open it again and fold from both sides diagonally one after the other.
  6. Open the sheet and you will see the creases.
  7. Start folding the corners into the center.
  8. When you’re done, flip it over and do the same thing again implying start folding the corners into the center.
  9. Now, flip it over and fold it in half.
  10. Put your fingers inside and push all the points inwards.
  11. Use your fingers to pinch the paper to the center.
  12. Rotate the paper and pull out the flaps.
  13. Now, one person can hold it while the other player can choose from it, and harry potter will tell the player its fortune.

Hogwarts Do Make The Best Things, Isn’t It!

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Boredom Buster

Boredom Buster
Image Source/Tutorial: The Dating Divas

Boredom setting! Why not try some cool activities that will develop our neurons and growth from the inside! Here’s an activity for you!

Suitable age group: 9-14 years

Material required:

  • Number template
  • Printing paper
  • Scissor

Procedure:

  1. Start by downloading the Number template from the internet.
  2. Chop off the extras.
  3. Now, start folding it from the middle and crease it well.
  4. Open it, and fold it from the other side as well, making a plus sign crease.
  5. Now, open it and fold from both sides diagonally one after the other.
  6. Open the sheet and you will see the creases.
  7. Start folding the corners into the center.
  8. When you’re done, flip it over and do the same thing again implying start folding the corners into the center.
  9. Now, flip it over and fold it in half.
  10. Put your fingers inside and push all the points inwards.
  11. Use your fingers to pinch the paper to the center.
  12. Rotate the paper and pull out the flaps.
  13. The catcher is now ready and one person can now hold it while the other plays.

Fortune Teller Cootie Catcher

Fortune Teller Cootie Catcher
Image Source/Tutorial: Be Loved Blog

Who doesn’t want to get lost in the nostalgia of childhood? I remember creating some of the best designs for the outside of my fortune teller and spending hours making the perfect questions for the game. So, why don’t we live a little, and spend some time with our kids helping them make, the same thing that made our time beautiful!

Suitable age group: 9-14 years

Material required:

  • Game template
  • Printing paper
  • Scissor

Procedure:

  1. Start by downloading the template from the internet.
  2. Chop off the extras.
  3. Now, start folding it from the middle and crease it well.
  4. Open it, and fold it from the other side as well, making a plus sign crease.
  5. Then, open it again and fold it from both sides diagonally one after the other.
  6. Open the sheet and you will see the creases.
  7. Start folding the corners into the center.
  8. When you’re done, flip it over and do the same thing again implying start folding the corners into the center.
  9. Now, flip it over and fold it in half.
  10. Put your fingers inside and push all the points inwards.
  11. Use your fingers to pinch the paper to the center.
  12. Rotate the paper and pull out the flaps.

Summer Fruit Fortune Teller

Summer Fruit Fortune Teller
Image Source/Tutorial: Pysselbolaget

Kids of our generation quite easily end up in front of computers and mobile phones and just don’t want to indulge themselves in outdoor activities. We all know how important physical activities are especially for kids at such a tender age. So, we have brought an amazing idea for you, let’s make a summer game for the kids, including all the activities such as bake, skipping rope, and going for a swim.

Suitable age group: 9-14 years

Material required:

  • Summer fruit template
  • Printing paper
  • Scissor

Procedure:

  1. Start by downloading a summer fruit template from the internet.
  2. Chop off all the extras.
  3. Now, start folding it from the middle and crease it well.
  4. Open it, and fold it from the other side as well, making a plus sign crease.
  5. Now, open it and fold from both sides diagonally one after the other.
  6. Open the sheet and you will see the creases.
  7. Start folding the corners into the center.
  8. When you’re done, flip it over and do the same thing again implying start folding the corners into the center.
  9. Now, flip it over and fold it in half.
  10. Put your fingers inside and push all the points inwards.
  11. Use your fingers to pinch the paper to the center.
  12. Rotate the paper and pull out the flaps.
  13. Now wright all the numbers and summer activities on all faces of the fortune teller.

And That’s It, Your Kids are Gonna Enjoy Their Summers!!!!

The Hunt Game

The Hunt Game
Image Source/Tutorial: A Word From Aunt B

As the name suggests, hunting is an exceptional way to develop our child’s aim and concentration. It stresses us enough to crack the logic and it’s a win-win activity for any child’s mind.

Suitable age group: 9-14 years

Material required:

  • Game template
  • Printing paper
  • Scissor

Procedure:

  1. Start by downloading the template from the internet.
  2. Trim away the extras to make it an eight-inch square.
  3. Fold the square in half.
  4. Open it, and fold it from the other side as well, making a plus sign crease.
  5. Now, open it and fold from both sides diagonally one after the other.
  6. Open the sheet and you will see the creases.
  7. Start folding the corners into the center.
  8. When you’re done, flip it over and do the same thing again implying start folding the corners into the center.
  9. Now, flip it over and fold it in half.
  10. Put your fingers inside and push all the points inwards.
  11. Use your fingers to pinch the paper to the center.
  12. Rotate the paper and pull out the flaps.
  13. Adjust the catcher a little with the help of your fingers.
  14. You can now list all the riddles and the name of the things you want your child to hunt.

Fortune Will Tell You What To Eat

Fortune Will Tell You What To Eat
Image Source/Tutorial: Mini Eco

Want to make your kid eat healthier and make it look adventurous, then we have a quirky trick for you! Let’s make a fortune game where you can put the names of the fruit you want your kid to eat and then you can play this with them, it will be super exciting.

Suitable age group: 9-14 years

Material required:

  • Game template
  • Printing paper
  • Scissor

Procedure:

  1. Download these fruity designs from the internet and print these on gloss or regular printing paper.
  2. Trim away the extras to make it an eight-inch square.
  3. Fold the square in half.
  4. Open it, and fold it from the other side as well, making a plus sign crease.
  5. Now, open it and fold from both sides diagonally one after the other.
  6. Open the sheet and you will see the creases.
  7. Start folding the corners into the center.
  8. When you’re done, flip it over and do the same thing again implying start folding the corners into the center.
  9. Now, flip it over and fold it in half.
  10. Put your fingers inside and push all the points inwards.
  11. Use your fingers to pinch the paper to the center.
  12. Rotate the paper and pull out the flaps.
  13. Adjust the catcher a little with the help of your fingers.

Your Healthy Game Is Ready!!

If you were storming your brain for how to stop your children from getting more and more involved in mobile phones and video games before reading this, hopefully, you found some good ideas in this list. So, what are you waiting for! Put your origami sheets to good use with these creative origami cootie catcher crafts. Also, do let us know in the comment section which craft was your kid’s favorite, and do visit our website for future posts.

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