Sunday, December 11, 2011

Free Printable: Christmas Cootie Catcher

Christmas Cootie Catcher, say that three times fast!

Remembering my own appreciation for these paper toys, I decided to make a Christmas version. I actually can remember my first cootie catcher. In elementary school, someone brought one to school and of course I just had to have one. I remember telling my mom about it and she said she recalled making them. I can remember her trying to figure it out with a piece of paper. I even remember feeling impatient with her that she wasn't making it quick enough. Finally, she figured it out and I had my first cootie catcher. Curiously, I don't remember what was written on it... numbers? colors? jokes? That part is all a blur.

This cootie catcher has already been child tested and approved. When I woke up this morning, I found my children playing with the prototype. It didn't have the jokes printed in it yet but they were still having fun.

Click on image, right click, copy, paste, print. The printed images should be about 7" x 7". You might need to scale the image to make it bigger as well. Click here for directions on how to fold a cootie catcher.


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11 comments:

Linda said...

Thank you for posting this!

Deanna said...

Jokes, folded paper...my kids will love it! :)

Leslie @ Simply Frugal Homemaking said...

So cute and easy. A nice combo this time of year :)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

My older daughter has recently discovered these paper toys. I am going to make one of these with her! Thank you!

awitzregal said...

love, love, love this idea! I'm printing them out for my son to give as gifts for his classmates.

Zakka Life said...

awitzregal,

Make sure to do a test print first before you print 20 + of them. You might need/want to scale the size too.

Leila said...

I love this idea, I shared your DIY Craft on my blog which I just launched. I posted the links to your website and original post as well as image credit. Love your website :)

lynn said...

Thanks for sharing, Jessica! Have linked up to your new cutie on Jinjerup Blog :)

jaki said...

My kids love these, thanks for sharing :)

Usemeplz said...

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!! Really, thanks for dharing it, your ideas are fantastic!!!!

Kristine said...

We're having a Drop-In-And-Decorate Cookies party today and I printed these out for the girls to fold. Fun!! Thanks!

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