Oh remember the days of the playground when cootie catchers where flashed around to find fortunes like “Do you like bob?” or “Who do you like?” and under each flap would be a boy or girl from your class. Those were the days. But why should those days end? They shouldn’t which is why you can include them in your wedding as place cards with cute little facts about the bride and groom inside.
So that's what we are going to help you with today. Once you create your first one by hand you can figure out exactly how to make a template on the computer so all the text is already there before you print.
Let’s get started!
You will need to start with a square shaped paper that is slightly thinker than regular paper. If you don’t have a square simply fold one corner of the paper so it lays flush with the other side (making a equilateral triangle) than cut of the remaining rectangle left at the bottom. When you open the triangle up you will have a perfect square.
Fold your square in half vertically.
Reopen. Fold your square in half horizontally.
Reopen. Fold your square diagonally from top right corner to bottom left corner.
Reopen. Fold your square diagonally from top left corner to bottom right corner.
Fold each corner over towards the centre using the vertical and horizontal folds as guidelines. Once all corners are folded over flip the paper over.
Do not reopen folds. Fold corners to the centre on opposite side using the vertical and horizontal folds as guidelines.
This is what your square should look like now. Refold along the horizontal and vertical lines.
Step 8: How to open your cootie catcher
Fold square up horizontally.
Now slip your fingers (index finger and thumb) on both sides, in to the flaps on where the arrows are pointing above. Manoeuvre the corners (where circled) towards the centre so that all of the corners touch. (use image below as reference) and VOILA here you have your cootie catcher!
Now you can add your guests name and wedding date on every other side (like first image above). And inside you can add questions about the bride and groom (image below). Underneath each question flap you write the answer. Once everything is filled in open all of the folds and lay flat. Now you have the perfect template to help you print a already text filled cootie catcher.
And for the brides that don’t have the time to DIY, Kats Krafts on Etsy makes them for you.. from place cards to menus and programs!