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Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher Template

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Completed Hippo Cootie Catcher.

I am thrilled to introduce our latest creation – the Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher! Prepare to immerse yourself in the captivating world of African wildlife as you fold this delightful hippo-themed craft. Along the way, uncover fascinating facts about these hefty creatures, such as their massive size, distinctive features, and aquatic lifestyle, which make them one of the most iconic animals in the savanna.


But the Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher is just the beginning of your safari journey! Joining the hippo are a captivating array of iconic African animals, including the swift gazelle, the majestic lion, the playful hippo, the striped zebra, and the graceful elephant. Together, these creatures embody the rich diversity and natural beauty of the African landscape, igniting imaginations with every fold.


Here at Artsy Kids Zone, we have a soft spot for cootie catchers – they're our favorite craft for sparking creativity and imaginative play! Whether we're crafting bunny cootie catchers, embarking on pirate adventures with our pirate cootie catchers, or venturing into magical realms with unicorn cootie catchers, these paper creations hold a special place in our crafting repertoire.


The simplicity and versatility of cootie catchers make them perfect for endless exploration, allowing kids to bring their favorite stories and characters to life, just like our shark cootie catcher does. We delight in witnessing the joy and excitement these creations bring to children as they immerse themselves in origami, storytelling, and interactive play.


Completed Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Before we dive into the exciting world of origami with the Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher, let's uncover some fascinating facts about hippos. From their enormous size to their semi-aquatic lifestyle, hippos are truly remarkable creatures that capture the imagination of animal lovers around the world.


Massive Mammals: Hippos are the third-largest land mammals on Earth, following elephants and rhinos. Despite their hefty appearance, they are surprisingly agile in water, where they spend most of their time to stay cool.


Completed Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Herbivorous Appetites: Despite their fearsome reputation, hippos are herbivores, feeding primarily on grass. They can consume up to 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of vegetation in a single night, using their large mouths and razor-sharp teeth to graze along riverbanks.


Semi-Aquatic Lifestyle: Hippos are semi-aquatic creatures, spending the majority of their days submerged in water to regulate their body temperature and protect their sensitive skin from the sun. They can hold their breath for several minutes and often rest on the riverbed while remaining submerged.


Territorial Behaviors: Hippos are highly territorial animals and often mark their territory with dung piles and scent markings. They are known for their aggressive nature, especially during the mating season when conflicts between males can escalate into fierce battles.


Completed Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Social Structures: Hippos live in groups called pods or bloats, typically consisting of females and their offspring. Male hippos, known as bulls, are solitary or form small bachelor groups. Within a pod, females establish dominance hierarchies, with the oldest and most experienced females holding the highest rank.


With these intriguing facts about hippos in mind, let's embark on an origami adventure with the Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher. Let's fold, create, and unleash our creativity as we bring this magnificent hippo-themed cootie catcher to life!


How to cut Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Directions to download your FREE Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher template at the bottom of this post. Print on 8.5x11 white paper. Cut out the pieces.


Pro Tip: Absolutely, precise cutting is key to a successful origami project. It ensures that the template aligns accurately during the folding process, resulting in a cleaner and more polished final product. So, take your time, follow the cut lines carefully, and enjoy the origami journey!


How to fold Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Fold the cootie catcher in half both horizontally and unfold. Then fold the cootie catcher vertically and unfold.


How to fold Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Flip it over so the printed side is facing down. Take the bottom right corner and fold the point into the center. Repeat step on each corner until all four corners are folded.


How to fold Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Flip the cootie catcher again so the printed side is facing down. Take the four corners and fold them into the center again.


How to fold Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Fold the cootie catcher in half vertically and undo the fold. Then fold horizontally and unfold.


How to fold Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Slip your fingers under the flaps and open the cootie catcher.


How to glue Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

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 Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Fold the teeth on the line and glue them to the mouth of the hippo.


How to glue Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Glue the ears to the top of the hippo's head.


How to glue Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Glue the arms to the two sides of the cootie catcher.


How to glue Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Glue the legs to the bottom of the giraffe.


Completed Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

Great news! Your Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher is fully crafted and ready for some exciting entertainment! Get set to explore imaginative games or even host an engaging puppet show with this delightful creation. And for an added thrill, consider inviting the hippo's friend, the elephant, to join in the fun! Let your creativity soar as you dive into the captivating world of origami animals!


How to download Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher.

How to download Origami Hippo Cootie Catcher:

How to download the origami Hippo Cootie Catcher Template? Sign up to become a member of Artsy Kids Zone to download. The best part is that memberships are FREE! Not only will you gain access to this project but you will also gain access to this Artsy Kids Zone downloads.


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At Artsy Kids Zone, the crafting journey extends far beyond the savanna! While our collection of safari animal cootie catchers is certainly a hit, there's a whole world of creativity waiting to be explored. Dive into the icy fun of penguin salt paintings or set sail with our pirate-themed crafts, where young buccaneers can craft their own pirate paper bag puppets. For those fascinated by the supernatural, our zombie puppet creations bring a thrilling twist to the crafting table. And for an adventure under the sea, don't miss out on our toothy shark cootie catcher. From frosty Antarctic explorations to swashbuckling pirate adventures and spooky puppet escapades, Artsy Kids Zone has something for every young artist to explore and enjoy!


Completed Hippo Cootie Catcher.



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