Christmas Cootie Catchers – Fortune Teller Characters

I’ve got another set of fortune tellers to share with you! I made quite a few Christmas cootie catchers and this time all of them are a free printable!

Christmas Cootie Catchers with Printable Templates Included. Super fun Christmas craft for kids to make.

I’ve made quite a few cootie catchers already and it all started with a fun shark cootie catcher. These fortune tellers, as some call them, are a great origami for kids and beginners.

Free Printable Christmas Cootie Catchers Santa and Rudolph

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Christmas Cootie Catchers

If you read Christmas stories with your children these fun paper puppets will make story time even more fun (also do check these printable Christmas puppets or this fun reindeer puppet template)! Not to mention these can be used for dramatic play.

There are 4 fun designs available, the reindeer and Santa you can grab from our website and the other set (elf and gift box) have found their home over at Red Ted Art.

Christmas Cootie Catchers

These really are fun for kids to make and to play with, and are an excellent origami project for kids to make.

How to Make a Cootie Catcher

Cut out the template. Fold in half twice, make sure the folds are crisp, unfold.

The paper needs to be facing you with the blank side. Fold all 4 corners towards the center. Make sure the folds are crisp.

How to Make a Cootie Catcher

Flip around, and again fold all corners towards the center. Watch for the crisp folds ;).

Now fold in half to get the rectangle. Crisp folds. You can fold in half again, just to make a crisper fold and unfold back into the rectangle.

There are openings on one side, push your fingers into the openings and gently push and wiggle around until you get a cootie catcher.

Watch the Video Tutorial


Get the Santa and Rudolph Cootie Catchers

So I’m sharing these lovely duo. They make quite a Christmas team don’t they, I can’t imagine Santa without Rudolph, this might be because Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is one of my favourite childhood movies – I would watch it 20x over Christmas (had it on VHS – writing this down makes me feel old haha).

You can grab the Santa and Rudolph Cootie Catchers here – Christmas Cootie Catchers

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More Printable Cootie Catchers / Fortune Tellers I Made

As mentioned before I have quite a few to share with you, some you can purchase, some are free, all are fun.

Forest Animals Cootie Catchers

Monsters Cootie Catchers

Shark Cootie Catcher 

Santa’s Elf and Gift Cootie Catcher

What would Santa do without Elves to help him pack all the gifts? Or for that matter without presents themselves? So here are two more cootie catchers for your kids to have fun with.

Festive Cootie Catchers

Grab these to free printable Elf and Present Cootie Catchers.

Hope you’ll have a ton of fun with these!

Christmas Cootie Catchers Free Printable Paper Puppets



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2 thoughts on “Christmas Cootie Catchers – Fortune Teller Characters”

  1. My almost 2 year old loves the reindeer and santa – wants to nap with them. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas!

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