Tonight I passed down the tradition of cootie catcher making to my niece. And we did the old-school DIY version. Paper, markers, crayons, pencils and scissors.

This means I don’t have a PDF to share with you, but I do encourage you to find a kid and make some paper fortune tellers of your own.

Just steal a piece of paper out of your printer, cut it down a bit so it’s a square, and follow these folding instructions. Then decorate and add your own fortunes.

We used pictures on the top level of ours. Then spelled out the word of the picture (h-e-a-r-t) to work the fortune teller. There were numbers inside.

Need some inspiration? Here are a few of the awesome fortunes we used tonight:

You have stinky feet.

You have stinky pants.

You’re going to find $100.

Why did the vampire go to the doctor? Because he was cough-in.

One day you’ll be a rock star.

Unicorns are real.

You rock.

You have a secret admirer.

What will your cootie catcher be about? All nice and fun and compliments? Or some funny humorous fortunes thrown in? Or maybe all corny knock-knock jokes?

We’d love to hear about it. Please share you fortune ideas in the comments!