Anna Rose Johnson
| Mar 25, 2014
Remember when all it took to know your future was the random combination of numbers and options from a MASH game or the quick movements of a cootie catcher (fortune teller)? Who your husband would be, what kind of house you would live in and how many kids you would have were all at your fingertips.
Well, now I really know who my husband is, what type of house I live in and how many kids I have. Future revealed.
But I still love the idea of using the cootie catcher in my current life. It’s nostalgic, really. They could be used as Christmas cards, place cards for weddings or even as home decor.
To make a custom cootie catcher, let your Cricut Explore™ machine do the hard part. In Cricut Design Space™, add score lines from the image search to a simple square.
By placing score lines on a project, you can make folding complicated paper crafting projects, like origami, easier. In a matter of minutes you can crank out several cooties catchers in varying sizes.
Want to head back to the days of paper folding and sleepovers and make a cootie catcher for yourself?
- Cricut Explore™ machine
- Cricut Design Space™ online software
- 12" x 12" StandardGrip Mat
- Cricut Explore™ Scoring Stylus
- Cricut® Tools Scraper
You can access my file here in Cricut Design Space.
Let's get started!
Insert the Cricut Explore™ Scoring Stylus into accessory clamp A.
In Cricut Design Space™ online software, cut and score cardstock for as many cootie catchers as you would like to make.
Remove the paper from the mat and fold each corner up to the middle along the score lines.
Flip the project over and fold corners to the center along score lines.
Use a Cricut® Tools Scraper for nice, clean folds.
Fold the project in half in both directions.
And you're done!
The beauty of this type of project is that you can make your cootie catchers as big as 11.5" x 11.5" or as small as your fingers can fold.