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Father’s Day Cootie Catcher

        Father's Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Looking for a simple and cute way for your kids to say “I love you, Dad?” on Father’s Day? This printable cootie catcher (0r fortune teller, if you went to a different middle school than I did) is perfect. Print the template, let your kiddos color to their hearts’ content, and then fold. 

This is a fun way for kiddos to interact with dad. Each center flap has some activity for the child to do with their dad (“Tell Dad something you love about him,” “Sing Dad a song,” etc.). This is also a fun project for large groups. You can print the template en masse and let the kids color. Takes very little effort from you!

So without further ado, here’s the cootie catcher template. Just click on the photo below to be taken to a printable PDF version. 

Father's Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Folding the Cootie Catcher, Step-by-Step!

If you are a folding pro, you can skip this section. If you’re like me and haven’t made one of these since 6th grade, read on for a nice refresher!

Father's Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Start with your colored template laid flat in front of you. Fold the paper in half along the center line:

Cootie Catcher 2

Unfold the paper, then fold the paper in half the other way.

Father's Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Unfold the paper again and lay it flat. You should have two folded lines making four sections in your paper. 

Father's Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Now turn your paper over and fold each corner down towards the center. 

Father's Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

When all corners are folded, turn the paper back over  and fold the corners towards the center again. 

Father's Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Now fold your cootie catcher in half.

Father's Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Insert your fingers into the outside flaps, and you’re ready to go!

Father's Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

To play, have Dad pick one of the tools. Open and close the cootie catcher while spelling the name of the tool (younger kids can just open and close the catcher a few times). Have Dad choose a number, then lift the number’s flap to see which activity the kids get to do with dad!

What are your plans for Father’s Day? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Father's Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

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