Cootie Catcher Valentine — Let your Love Choose the Message!
Cootie Catcher Valentine –When you just can’t decide what sentiment to share!
Bring your Childhood Back with a Cootie Catcher Valentine
When making Valentine’s Day crafts, I thought back to some of the games I enjoyed from my childhood. The one that stuck out the most was the cootie catcher, or paper fortune teller game. When it came to cootie catchers, making them was half of the fun because you make up the end results for your friends!
Valentine’s Day Crafts with Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart Crafts is hands down my favorite craft supply company. The variety of products that they carry for everyday occasions, as well as holidays, helps me complete my projects with ease. For this project, I used:
- Valentine Cupid Stickers ($3.49)
- Valentine Hearts Wood Stamp Set ($19.00)
- Doily Lace Edge Punch ($16.49)
Martha Stewart Crafts Valentine Products Including Cupid Stickers and Heart Stamps
Being a paper crafter, I have used punches for years and have found none that are as great in quality as the ones carried by Martha Stewart Crafts. They don’t bend my paper and have handles in all the appropriate places so I know exactly how much pressure is required. Standard cootie catchers are not very exciting, so I decided to jazz them up a bit by making them Valentine’s Day themed.
Cootie Catcher Instructions
#1. Fold a piece of 8 ½ x 11” paper over to make a square. Cut off the excess strip using scissors.
#2 Unfold the square and refold it the opposite direction, following the diagram below.
#3 Fold all four corners of the paper in toward the center.
#4 Flip the paper over and fold all four corners into the center again.
#5 Stamp the insides of the cootie catcher. Since mine is Valentine’s Day themed, I used heart stamps. You can also choose to number this area or to add other text, depending on what theme you are using.
#6 Lift up the flaps and write down the ending fortune. Fold the cootie catcher together and start decorating it. I decided to use a punch to give the ends some texture.
Finish Cootie Catcher
#7 Use stickers to add the final touches to the outside.
If you made a cootie catcher as part of your Valentine’s Day crafts, what messages would you put on the inside?
Cootie Catcher Valentine Day Craft was a guest post from Amanda Long, who blogs about food, crafts, and family at Midwestern Moms. When she isn’t busy caring for her 3-year old daughter, she enjoys reading, crocheting, and browsing the Internet for new project inspiration.
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