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I worked on a fun DIY project today - cootie catchers! I thought it was a cute/fun idea for cocktail hour. We are going to be taking pictures during cocktail hour so it can help as an ice breaker. We created three different kinds. Two of them are random facts about us, and than the third one has little dares like Introduce yourself to someone new, pose for a photo, drink a cocktail, etc.

 

The template is in powerpoint, I attached it for anyone that would like to use it. (There are instructions with the attachment, that probably are a lot better than Im going to explain! LOL) You can print it with the lines or without the lines. The only thing when you print without the lines you dont have a guide to cutting the paper or folding it. I couldnt figure out how to change the color of the lines either, so I traced over them with the color I wanted. Than just hid the background image which is the lines provided, so only my color lines are visible. Than I just created a line border through the outer flaps, and the first inner flaps. Theres a few borders available in powerpoint.

 

FYI - to hid the lines, just right click outside the box, in the open space, and select format picture. Than click the checkbox for hide background graphics.

 

I still need to practice folding a bit better, so normally in my pictures you wouldnt see that brown line. So forgive my beginner skills. LOL But I was so excited about them that I wanted to share NOW. LOL

 

Here is when I first printed it out:

 

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First fold, you flip it over to the blank side and than fold each corner up to the middle:

 

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Second fold, turn paper over so the folded sides are face down, and fold corners to the middle again:

 

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Now fold the square vertically, crease it, than fold it horizontal and crease it. Just slip your fingers under the flaps and you can push your finger in the middle to form it. And there you have it :)

 

Heres a picture of seeing the fortunes...

 

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How fun are these?!

 

Ill either put these on the tables, or Ill put them in a clear vase by the bar :)

 

 

cootie catcher.ppt

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