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Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher Template

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Completed Zebra Cootie Catcher.

I am thrilled to introduce my latest creation – the Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher! Prepare to explore the captivating world of African wildlife as you fold this charming zebra-themed craft. Along the way, uncover fascinating facts about these iconic animals, from their distinctive black and white stripes to their graceful movements on the savanna.


But the Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher is just the beginning of your safari adventure! Joining the zebra are a variety of other iconic African animals, including the majestic lion, the playful hippo, the towering giraffe, the fast gazelle, and the graceful elephant. Together, these creatures embody the rich diversity and natural beauty of the African landscape, sparking imaginations with every fold.


Here at Artsy Kids Zone, I have a soft spot for cootie catchers – they're my favorite craft for igniting creativity and imaginative play! Whether I'm 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. We love seeing the joy and excitement these creations bring to children as they engage in origami, storytelling, and interactive play.


Finished Example of the Zebra cootie catcher.

Before we dive into the exciting world of origami with the Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher, let's uncover some fascinating facts about zebras:


Striking Stripes: Zebras are known for their distinctive black and white stripes, which help them blend into their surroundings and confuse predators.


Social Herds: Zebras are social animals that live in large herds, providing protection against predators and facilitating mating opportunities.


Vocal Communication: Zebras use a variety of vocalizations, including barks, whinnies, and snorts, to communicate with each other and coordinate group movements.


Completed Zebra Cootie Catcher.

Herbivorous Diet: Zebras are herbivores, primarily feeding on grasses and other plant materials found on the African savanna.


Endurance Runners: Zebras are capable of running at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour) and can maintain a steady pace for long distances, making them formidable opponents for predators.


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


How to cut Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher.

Directions to download your FREE Origami Zebra 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 Zebra Cootie Catcher.

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


How to fold Origami Zebra 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 Zebra 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 Zebra Cootie Catcher.

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


How to fold Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher.

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


How to glue Origami Zebra 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 Zebra Cootie Catcher.

Glue the ears to the top of the cootie catcher's head. Glue the hair on the front and in between the ears.


How to glue Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher.

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


How to glue Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher.

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


How to glue Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher.

Glue the tail to a side of the cootie catcher underneath one of the arms.


Completed Zebra Cootie Catcher.

Exciting news! Your Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher is now fully crafted and ready for some thrilling entertainment! Prepare to engage in imaginative games or even orchestrate an enthralling puppet show with this delightful creation. And for an extra dose of excitement, why not invite the zebra's companion, the elephant, to join in on the fun? Let your creativity soar as you dive into the fascinating realm of origami animals!


How to download Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher.

How to download Origami Zebra Cootie Catcher:

How to download the origami Zebra 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 adventure 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. Set sail with our pirate-themed crafts, where young buccaneers can craft their own treasure maps and pirate hats. For those enchanted by mythical creatures, our unicorn-themed projects offer a touch of magic and whimsy. And why not add a splash of green to your crafting repertoire with our adorable cactus creations? From pirates to unicorns to prickly pals, Artsy Kids Zone has something for every imagination to thrive and flourish!


Completed Zebra Cootie Catcher.



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