Well guess what, they're still around and better than ever!! Lilac got this awesome Cootie Catcher Book for her birthday and last week she pulled it out! I am not kidding when I say this was the main form of entertainment for the WHOLE week!
And, apparently cootie catcher-itis in contagious because now all the girls are in love with them! Lilac wouldn't share the ones from her book (of course!) so I used old calendar pages to make some for Cuteness...
Which brings us to girl number 3, Rainy. She wanted to get in on the cootie catcher action too...
She and I worked together on what to draw for the fortunes, we just chose simple pictures of good and bad things to 'get.' Rainy by far prefers when people land on the mean ones, like the scary dinosaur or the diaper you see above. She is constantly trying to persuade people to pick 8 so they'll end up getting the diaper! It cracks her up!!
As you probably know, I am not a star at writing tutorials but if you haven't made cootie catchers before here's a link.
Also I discovered that there are more pre-printed cootie catcher books out there. We might get this American Girl one next and maybe I'll keep these valentine ones in mind for next year.
Of course, you can have fantastic fun with homemade ones too--just watch out if you play with Rainy!