Requested by Laurie

@BrentMWiggins

HOW TO MAKE AND USE A COOTIE CATCHER ðŸ˜Š

It's like the paper version of the Magic 8 Ball. ðŸ”® Thanks for the List Request @Dashelamet! Adapted from our lists: (Brent) I'm So Old... and (Laurie) I'M SO OLD ...
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Laurie requested I make a tutorial for the popular childhood pasttime, the cootie catcher.
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It goes by other names as well, such as chatterbox, whirlybird, salt cellar or simply the paper fortune teller.
For the complete origin of the origami game, check out Mental_Floss' article: http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=67389
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Now here's how to make your own! ðŸ’¡
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1. Grab a piece of copy paper.
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2. Take a corner and fold it down three-fourths of the paper. Cut off the rectangle beneath the fold.
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3. Now you have a perfect square. Fold corner to corner from both sides to get an "X" crease.
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4. Begin folding each corner to the center of the "X."
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5. Fold the new corners to the center of the "X" again.
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6. On each of the right triangles, write the numbers one through eight.
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7. Under each triangle, write that number's fortune to be told.
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8. Flip to the opposite side (numbers facing down) and color each mini square (a total of four) a different color.
I was one of those kids who wrote his name on his markers.
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9. Flip over to the numbers side and fold both sides of the numbers (top four and side four) on to each other, hamburger style.
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10. Stick your thumbs under each color's flap and...
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Tell some fortunes!
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Here's how to play! ðŸŽ²
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1. Pick a color and the fortune teller will spell out the color, treating each letter as a number as he/she unfolds and folds up-down and side-to-side.
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2. Where ever the fortune teller stops, you'll choose a number and he/she will count out that number of folds and unfolds.
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3. Again, when he/she has stopped, you will choose a number to be unfolded and that number's fortune will be yours.
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Takes me back to middle school. The fortunes of course were pretty gross depending on how you looked at it. I made four bad fortunes and four good ones to keep it even. I'll post them in the comments if you want to know them all.
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Have fun! ðŸ˜Š