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What is it about Shark Week that just pulls you in? Maybe it's watching the thousands of teeth stalk their predators. Or maybe it's the silly movies such as Sharknado that just provides so much entertainment. I don't care what anyone says, Sharknado is a classic!
Shark Week triggered a series of crafts for me this year and I am finally getting around to posting them. It has been a blast designing these Shark crafts.
Did you ever make Cootie Catchers as a kid? I did! Cootie Catchers are also known as fortune tellers. This is a simple project for kids to learn basic origami skills.
Download your FREE Shark Cootie Catcher template at the bottom of this post. Print on 8.5x11 white paper. Cut out the pieces.
Fold the cootie catcher in half both horizontally and unfold. Then fold the cootie catcher vertically and unfold.
Flip it over so the printed 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.
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Flip the cootie catcher again so the printed side is facing down. Take the four corners and fold them into the center again.
Fold the cootie catcher in half vertically and horizontally and unfold.
Slip your fingers under the flaps and open the 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.
Glue the fins to the backside of the shark.
Fold the dorsal fin in half. Unfold and cover the white side with glue. Place it behind the top of the shark and fold it back over. Doing this will glue the fin together and attach it to the shark.
There you have it! A Shark Cootie Catcher! As promised, I've included a link to the FREE printable below. Downloads are available for all members. You can also sign up for a membership for free! Click on the link to signup and find the Shark Cootie Catcher.
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