valentine cootie catcher

like most middle-school girls, i was obsessed with cootie catchers in the mid-1980s. we would secretly make them during religion class, agonizing over the messages and fortunes that we scrawled inside. i dusted off the cobwebs from my 10 year-old brain to recall the exact folding needed to achieve this cootie catcher. i can't remember a prouder moment in my mama brain in awhile. i wrote these messages for my valentine, so the agony of "omg-am-i-revealing-too-much" is a moot point after being an item for fifteen years. now that is an omg moment. ❤❤❤

how to make a cootie catcher: here


  1. Aww, how cute! Happy Valentine's Day!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  2. So cute. We used to make these all the time. Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

    1. :) nice little trip down memory lane for me too:)


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