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Mothers Day Cootie Catcher

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Last year I did a cootie catcher for Fathers Day. This year, we’re doing one for the moms out there. The idea is simple: let your kiddo color the printable, fold it up, and then have fun with mom. Under each flap is an activity to do, so let mom pick a number, and then do the activity. It’s an easy way to build memories and add some fun to Mothers Day. 

This works well for large groups – you can even downsize the printable to save paper. It takes very little effort from you, which means it’s perfect!

Just click on the picture below to go to the printable pdf template. 

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Folding the Cootie Catcher, Step-by-Step

So until last year, I hadn’t made one of these since 6th grade and I definitely needed a folding tutorial. If you’re like me, this part’s for you. If you’re a little more in touch with your inner child, you can skip this section.

Start with your colored and cut out printable facing upward on the table. 

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Fold the catcher in half.

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Unfold the catcher, then fold it in half the other way.

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Unfold the catcher again. You should have two folds that split the paper into four sections. 

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Now flip the catcher over and fold the corners into the center.

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

When you’ve finished it’ll look like this:

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Now flip the catcher back over, and do the same thing on the other side – folding the corners in to the center. 

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

When you’re done, it’ll look like this: 

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Now fold the catcher in half.

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Then unfold the catcher and fold it half the other way. 

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

And last but not least, slip your fingers under the pockets and your catcher is ready to go!

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

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Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

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Hi! I’m Diane, mom of two and wife to a pretty great guy. I love to cook and craft. I’m so excited to share my projects with you!

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