Paper fortune tellers have been around for decades. We called them “Cootie Catchers” when I was a kid. I made this one just for Halloween. My daughter Jennifer did all the artwork shown. I’ve provided a downloadable pdf that you can print, cut, fold and use. There are four versions. A colored version and a black and white version you can color yourself. There are two of each, one with the fortune inside and one that is blank so you can write your own. Below are the folding instructions and how to use them.
Supplies for Cootie Catcher Template
- PDF template below.
- Colored pencils (If you make the black and white one.)
Download the Free Printable PDF (Comes with all versions)
Folding Your Cootie Catcher Template
NOTE: Fold the opposite sides as shown as you go along. It lines up better that way. Make sharp clean folds.
How To Use
Using Your Cootie Catcher Template
(Also on pdf)
- Have someone ask a yes or no question. Then choose a symbol, witch, jack, ghost or skull.
- Spell out the name of the symbol as you move the fortune teller back and forth
- Have them pick a number from the spot it opened. Move fortune teller that many times.
- Have them pick a new number and open flap of it to get their answer