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Halloween Joke Cootie Catcher – Free Printable

Keep your kids laughing with this fun free printable Halloween joke cootie catcher. It’s a fun holiday themed twist on a classic paper fortune teller.

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What is a cootie catcher?

You may hear this origami game also be called a fortune teller. I know when I was younger, my friends and I would use the two names interchangeably.

How do you play?

Originally to play, you would choose one of the four outer flaps. Oftentimes, it would be the name of a color. If the color was “blue,” you would spell out the letters “b-l-u-e” and then open up the folds to reveal four numbers. Next you would choose a number and count up to it. Finally, you would see the next set of 4 numbers, choose one and then lift up the flap to reveal your fortune!

In terms of this spooky version, you first choose a Halloween themed image and spell out the letters. Choose one number, count up to it and then choose another number to reveal your joke!

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How to fold a fortune teller:

I remember growing up, my friends and I would make cootie catchers all the time. I used to think of myself as bit of a pro! However, I have been very out of practice and found myself needing a quick refresher.

If you’re like me and need an easy folding tutorial, check out the instructions and graphic below. These instructions are also printed right onto the bottom of the Halloween cootie catcher printable.

  • Step 1: Once the cootie catcher has been cut out, place the artwork face down on a table. Then begin to fold each corner to the opposite corner.
  • Step 2: Fold all of the corners to the center once again.
  • Step 3: Flip the page over so that all of the folds are now facing down.
  • Step 4: Repeat step 2 by folding all of the corners into the center.
  • Step 5: Finally fold your page both horizontally and vertically.

And that is all there is to it! You can now enjoy and laugh at all of the silly jokes!

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Free printable Halloween joke cootie catcher

This cootie catcher is designed to print onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of printer paper or cardstock.

Feel free to download and print as many copies of the cootie catcher as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way.

Want a preview of the jokes featured? Which one is your favorite?

What is in a ghost’s nose?

What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman?

What do skeletons order at a restaurant?
Spare ribs

What is a ghost’s favorite dessert?

Why was the broom late?
It over swept

What do birds say on halloween?
Trick or Tweet

What do you call witches who live together?

What kind of food would you find a haunted beach?
A sand-witch

Favorite Printable Supplies:

These are a few of my favorite supplies that I use for printable games and activities:

  • White Cardstock: For most projects, I recommend printing onto cardstock. It is much more durable than standard printer paper and often produces a higher quality print.
  • Crayons: A staple in any crafting household. Crayola is always the top notch choice!
  • Kid Friendly Safety Scissors: These are perfect for little kids learning how to use scissors. They cut paper but not fingers or hair!
  • Glue Sticks: These disappearing purple glue sticks are by far my favorite! I love buying them in bulk since we use them so often!
  • Lamination Machine: Laminating printables are a great way to make them last longer. If you are planning on laminating to make games reusable, be sure to get a bunch of dry erase markers as well.
  • Dry Erase Pockets: Dry erase pockets are a great alternative to using a lamination machine when wanting to make printable games and activities reusable.
  • Printer: A high quality printer is always recommended for the best results. If you are in need of a printer this Brother Wireless Printer is a great choice.

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More printable Halloween freebies:

  • Free Printable I Spy Halloween Game
    This fun free printable game features witches hats, candy corn, skulls, pumpkins and more. It is great for kids of all ages and is the perfect activity to get everyone into the Halloween spirit.
  • Free Printable Halloween Bingo Cards
    This Halloween bingo game is great for both kids and adults. Everyone will have a great time playing the classic bingo game with a fun Halloween themed twist. It would be perfect to play in a classroom or during a holiday party.
  • Free Printable Halloween Crossword Puzzle
    This Halloween crossword puzzle is a fun activity for kids to work on during the Halloween season. Read the clues below and fill in the crossword puzzle with the correct (and sometimes spooky!) answers.
  • Free Printable Halloween Maze
    Work your way through this fun free printable Halloween maze to reach the Jack-O-Lantern in the center. This a great activity for the classroom, holiday parties or something fun to do at home on a rainy day.
  • Free Printable Halloween Word Search
    Featuring 15 Halloween themed words to find, both kids and adults alike will have a blast working on this fun holiday activity.
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