Posted by terrepruitt on April 20, 2016
A few months ago I heard that there might be a Gilmore Girl Reunion. Then as things unfolded (ha, that will be a pun, wait for it) it turns out that there is going to be one. Well, I wanted to be up-to-date and refreshed on the series so I started re-watching it on Netflix. I am so happy that there is such thing as a start and a stop when watching some programs because I often have to stop this show – and quiet often – because I really cannot stomach Emily Gilmore. I can barely stomach Taylor, but I don’t usually stop watching because of him, but I do because of Emily. I just need a break. But then again when I started re-watching the entire series I was wondering why I had a vague feeling of not liking Lorelai because I love her, well, I did. I just got to the episodes where I don’t like her so much and now I know why I had a “bad taste” in my mouth regarding her. Season six the last episode. I am just now beginning season seven and it turns out I didn’t need to rush to re-watch the entire series because I think the word is that the mini-series won’t even be out until 2017, but we will see. Netflix is doing the revival. Anyway . . . a couple of seasons back . . . I don’t even remember which one now, they had a cootie catcher on the show. That had me thinking. How fun! I want to make a cootie catcher. So here you go.
First you need to have a square piece of paper. If you are using an 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch piece of paper you make it square by folding over one corner to meet the edge of the paper. Then you draw a line, then cut along the line. Now your paper is ready to go.
Next fold each corner into the line and to meet each other.
And you end up with a smaller square.
Then turn the square over and fold all four corners into meet each other. So now you have a smaller square.
Then fold it in half with the four points you just created on the INSIDE. So you have two squares on each half (the outside) of the fold paper.
You put your fingers in the four squares and work the catcher open and close.
Then you write on it allowing it to do what you want it to do. One version is colors on the four squares (spelling the color open and close . . ), then numbers on the eight triangles inside (then you would spell the number, opening and closing the catcher), then have the person you are playing with choose another number and open the number and read the fortune/quote inside. Ahhh, the simple things.
Some people call them fortune tellers, but they can be used for anything. You can use them to help assign chores. You can use them to help figure out what to have for dinner (hey, I might need to make one just for that). I am going to use mine with my Nia students to give us our focus and intent for our Nia class. That will be a post on its own.
What would you use your catcher for?