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Christmas Cootie Catchers

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Completed Santa, Elf and Reindeer Cootie Catchers.

Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to infuse the holiday spirit than with our Christmas Cootie Catcher Puppets! These festive paper creations are a jingle-tastic blend of Yuletide magic and classic cootie-catching fun. We're spreading the joy with Christmas-themed templates featuring Santa Claus, an Elf, and Rudolph the Reindeer.. So, grab your cocoa, cozy up by the fireplace, and let the jingle bells of creativity ring as we dive into the whimsical world of Christmas cootie catchers.

Example of how to download the Christmas Cootie Catcher Templates.

To begin your craft you need to download the Christmas Cootie Catcher Templates. This download is available to all members for FREE! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! Click on the link to signup and to find the Christmas Cootie Catcher Templates.


After you have downloaded the template, print it on 8.5x11 white paper and cut out all of the pieces. Once you have cutout each of the pieces it is time to fold. Folding a cootie catcher is easy and fun! Follow these simple steps to create your own.


How To Fold & Assemble The Santa Cootie Catcher

Example of completed Santa Cootie Catcher.

Bring the magic of the North Pole to your fingertips with our Santa Claus Cootie Catcher. This jolly fellow will not only keep the spirit of Christmas alive but also provide endless entertainment for the little ones. As you fold, color, and create, you'll witness the transformation of a simple piece of paper into a miniature Santa, ready to spread joy and merriment.

Example of how to fold in half.

Start with the square piece of paper. Fold the square in half horizontally, creasing the paper firmly. Unfold the paper and then fold it again in the opposite direction, creating another crease. Unfold the paper, so you have a square with two creases which should cross each other in the middle of the square.

Example of how to fold each corner of the square towards the center.

Now, fold each corner of the square towards the center, so the points meet in the middle. This will create a smaller square with the center cross still visible.

Example of how to Flip the square over and fold each corner towards the center again.

Flip the square over and fold each corner towards the center once more. You should now have a smaller square.

Example of how to fold in half.

Fold the smaller square in half.

How to slide your fingers into it.

Then gently slide your fingers into the flaps of the folded square and carefully open them up. This will create the opening of your cootie catcher.

How to glue the two sides together.

Glue the top sides together and then the bottom sides together. You will no longer be able to open the cootie catcher if you do this but it will help the puppet stay together for kids to play with.

Example of how to glue the legs onto the body.

Glue the legs to the bottom of Santa Claus.

Gluing the arms to the body of Santa Claus.

Glue the arms to the two sides of Santa Claus.

Glue the hat to the top of Santa's head.

Glue the hat on top of the forehead.

Example of how to glue the nose above the mouth.

Glue the nose and mustache directly above the mouth, allowing the mustache to slightly overhang the mouth.


How To Fold & Assemble The Elf Cootie Catcher


Example of finished Elf Cootie catcher.

Join Santa's workshop with our Elf Cootie Catcher, a joyful addition to your Christmas Cootie Catcher collection. Watch as the paper comes to life, creating an interactive and imaginative experience that captures the magic of Santa's busy little helpers.

Example of how to fold in half.

Start with the square piece of paper. Fold the square in half horizontally, creasing the paper firmly. Unfold the paper and then fold it again in the opposite direction, creating another crease. Unfold the paper, so you have a square with two creases which should cross each other in the middle of the square.

how to fold each corner of the square towards the center, so the points meet in the middle.

Now, fold each corner of the square towards the center, so the points meet in the middle. This will create a smaller square with the center cross still visible.

Example of Flip the square over and fold each corner towards the center once more.

Flip the square over and fold each corner towards the center once more. You should now have a smaller square.

Example of how to fold in half.

Fold the smaller square in half.

How to slid fingers into cootie catcher.

Then gently slide your fingers into the flaps of the folded square and carefully open them up. This will create the opening of your cootie catcher.

How to glue the top sides together and then the bottom sides together.

Glue the top sides together and then the bottom sides together. You will no longer be able to open the cootie catcher if you do this but it will help the puppet stay together for kids to play with.

How to glue legs on elf.

Glue the legs to the bottom of the elf.

how to glue arms on elf.

Glue the arms to the two sides of the elf.

How to glue hat on elf.

Glue the hat on top of the forehead.


How To Fold & Assemble Reindeer Cootie Catcher


Example of completed reindeer puppet.

No Christmas journey is complete without the loyal reindeer, and our Reindeer Cootie Catcher brings these majestic creatures right into your hands. With its antlers, hooves, and adorable expression, this cootie catcher transforms into a reindeer companion that's perfect for holiday storytelling and festive fun.

Example of how to fold in half.

Start with the square piece of paper. Fold the square in half horizontally, creasing the paper firmly. Unfold the paper and then fold it again in the opposite direction, creating another crease. Unfold the paper, so you have a square with two creases which should cross each other in the middle of the square.

How to fold each corner of the square towards the center.

Now, fold each corner of the square towards the center, so the points meet in the middle. This will create a smaller square with the center cross still visible.

How to flip the cootie catcher over and fold corners to center.

Flip the square over and fold each corner towards the center once more. You should now have a smaller square.

How to Fold the smaller square in half.

Fold the smaller square in half.

How to slide fingers into flaps and open up the cootie catcher.

Then gently slide your fingers into the flaps of the folded square and carefully open them up. This will create the opening of your cootie catcher.

Glue the top and bottom two sides together.

Glue the top sides together and then the bottom sides together. You will no longer be able to open the cootie catcher if you do this but it will help the puppet stay together for kids to play with.

How to glue the legs to the bottom of the body.

Glue the legs to the bottom of the body.

How to glue the ears to the side of the head.

Glue the arms to the two sides of the head.

Glue the antlers on top of the forehead.

Glue the antlers on top of the forehead.

Glue the nose directly above the mouth, allowing the nose to slightly overhang the mouth.

Glue the nose directly above the mouth, allowing the nose to slightly overhang the mouth.

Completed Santa, elf and reindeer cootie catchers.

Congratulations, you've successfully completed the Christmas Cootie Catchers!


Don't miss out on the festive fun! Explore a world of creative possibilities with our other festive kids' art projects. Whether you're crafting delightful Christmas Paper Bag Puppets or cooking up some Reindeer Scotcheroos, each project is a gateway to imaginative joy and shared creativity. Discover the magic in every stroke of a paintbrush or the careful folding of paper. Our collection is brimming with delightful surprises, offering a variety of crafting experiences that cater to different interests and age groups. So, why stop here? Embark on a creative journey with your little elves and unlock the door to more artistic adventures. Your next masterpiece awaits!


We absolutely adore cootie catchers - those playful paper fortune-telling wonders that bring joy and giggles to young hearts! But wait, there's more to explore! As you revel in the delight of our Santa Cootie Catcher, be sure to check out these other captivating designs. From magical unicorns to ferocious sharks, our collection has something for everyone. So, grab some paper, scissors, and glue, and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of cootie catchers with these delightful and imaginative designs. Happy folding!

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