When I tell people I make cootie catchers, they often say, “What the heck is that?” But once in a while someone gets super-duper excited and starts talking a gazillion miles an hour about MASH fortunes.

It’s THE classic paper fortune teller. MASH stands for “Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House.”

These specialized little cootie catchers look into the future and tell you what kind of digs you’ll live in when you grow up. (Or, hey, if you’re an adult, I’d say it’s a 10-year prediction.)

Of course, no one wants the shack. But it’s in there for comic relief. So your friends can imagine you roughing it while they count the rooms in their future mansions. If your friends really love you, maybe they’ll build you a shack out by the pool.

Luckily, you don’t even have to make your own to try it out. Just download this PDF, print, fold and have some fun.

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