New Year's Eve Cootie Catcher

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If you are looking for a game for the kids to play on New Year's Eve, then check out this paper craft!

This cootie catcher "magically" predicts the future. Ask it and question (like you would an eight-ball) and see what it reveals.

Once you print the pdf cut off the white edges of the square pattern.

With your pattern facing down, fold all four of the corners into the center. Be sure to watch your lines and try to make it as even as possible.

Turn your pattern over so that the phrases are facing up. Fold the corners into the center again to create a smaller square. Be sure to crease your edges.

Next, fold the square in half so that the golden disco ball picture is on top. Make a crease. Unfold it. Then fold it the opposite way so that the clock is on top. Make a crease.

Then, place your fingers into the bottom of the paper and pop it up to make four cone shapes. The New Year's Eve Cootie Catcher is ready to start predicting the future!

How to Play with Your New Year's Eve Cootie Catcher
Hold your New Year's Eve Cootie Catcher with two hands. Place your thumbs and pointer fingers inside the cone shapes. Choose one of the images on the top. Either the Golden Disco Ball, Clock, Party Hat, or Party Favor.

Each picture has a number associated with it. Open and close the Cootie Catcher alternating between up and then across with your fingers. For example; if you chose the Clock, you open the Cootie Catcher 5 times. If the Party Hat is chosen, then you open the Cootie Catcher 4 times.

Then, you will choose one of the pictures with a number on the inside of the Cootie Catcher. The number next to the picture tells you how many times to open and close the Cootie Catcher again.

Repeat this process for a total of 2-3 times.

On the second or third selection, instead of counting out the numbers again, you will open the flap and read the prediction under the number/picture. These fortunes range from "It will take hard work," "It is certain," "Answer is unclear," "Unlikely," "Anything can happen," "100% YES," "Sorry, not this year," and "There is a chance."

This paper Fortune Teller will "Magically" tell the fortunes of kids and adults alike! I hope you have fun!
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