Have you played with these when you were a kid? We did – a lot! But this shark cootie catcher is just a bit more awesome than your regular fortune teller!
Folding paper is an art and origami for kids projects are perfect for beginners!
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You Can Watch the Video Tutorial
We think origami instructions are the easiest to follow by watching videos, so we prepared a video for you to see how to make these fierce sea dwellers.
Or Check the Steps on How to Make a Shark Cootie Catcher
First you will need to print our template for this cute little creature. Kids will love this one!
But lets go through the folding instructions first. First fold the paper in half to make a crease. Unfold, and fold again along the other side.
Flip the paper so that the white side is facing you. Fold all 4 corners towards the middle. Flip again, white side forward.
Fold the 4 corners towards the middle again.
Fold in half (the side with teeth will stay inside). Push your fingers into the pockets (square pockets) and push the flaps up to open up the cootie catcher.
When you’ve folded your fiercely adorable shark all there’s left to do is to add the fins. You can also glue together the head and body so that only the shark’s mouth opens.
Ready to fold your own? Scroll a bit more to grab your free template.
Grab the Printable Template
Get the template here —> Shark Cootie Catcher
I was planning to show you guys a tutorial on how to make these cootie catchers or origami fortune tellers as they are also called but then I stumbled upon this awesome lion cootie catcher and got inspired to create this shark version!
More cootie catchers to print and have fun with:
More Awesome Shark Crafts and Activities to Celebrate Shark Week
Ready for shark week? I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers and these are their shark inspired creations – be sure to check them all out!
Start with this feed the shark fine motor game – oh how fun! School Time Snippets
Love paper plate crafts (we do!) – make this rockin’ paper plate shark! Artsy Momma
You’ll love this free shark themed printable. The Natural Homeschool
Or this I spy shark printable. Simple Fun for Kids
Also check this Sh Sound Digraph Game. Sight and Sound Reading
Last but not least grab these under the sea coloring pages. Living Life and Learning