First I’d like to share a new interview that ran the other day. Dani Duck: Artist Obscure asks some fun questions in her interviews with “some of the best children’s authors and illustrators of our time.” Interview with Marcia.
Second, let’s make cootie catchers! In Amy’s Choice, Amy learns how to make these origami-style fortune tellers from her new best friend Cat. Amidst laughter and popcorn, they use the cootie catchers to help Amy make some important choices.
Step 1: Using a square sheet of paper, bring two diagonal corners exactly together. Crease. Unfold and repeat with the remaining two corners. Crease again.
Step 2: Fold each outside point precisely into the center.
Step 3: Without unfolding, flip the square over. Once again, fold all four outside points into the center.
Step 4: Fold it in half. Unfold and then fold it in half the other way.
Now you get to make up the words for your cootie catcher. Following the example, you can add colors to four squares and numbers to the eight triangles. For the remaining eight spots, I used simple answers, but you might want to write fortunes instead, such as: ‘Tomorrow will be your lucky day! or “Mail is on the way!