Free printable cootie catcher: Should I buy that?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Life Decisions, Money | 0 comments

A website full of free printable paper fortune-tellers.

To celebrate our book launch, we did a super fun make-and-take table right before Thanksgiving at a local indie craft fair called Crafty Supermarket. We taught about 300 kids–and maybe 100 adults–the art of folding up a proper cootie catcher.

We also sold some copies of Fold Me Up: 100 Paper Fortune-Tellers for Life’s Pressing Questions and gave out free “Should You Buy That?” cootie catchers (designed by Kelly N. Kofron). You know, for the indecisive shopper inside all of us.

Free printable cootie catcher: Should I buy that?

Now that’s it’s officially 2014, we thought you might want a free download of that same shopping cootie catcher. You might be tempted to hit those after-after Christmas sales, but maybe you’ve also resolved to save a few pennies.

Download the free printable cootie catcher, fold it up and find out, “Should I buy that?”

Free printable cootie catcher: Should I buy that?


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No. 173: One kid or two?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in Life Decisions | 0 comments

I’m an only child.

This means that people who have one kid–and aren’t entirely sure they want two–sometimes question me.

Did I like being an only child? Did I ever wish I had a brother or sister? (Yes and no, respectively.)

They also sometimes eye me sideways to make sure I’m not exhibiting any maniacal only child behavior (social awkwardness, selfishness, on and on).

So I thought there might be some parents out there who need help deciding whether or not they just want one kid. Here’s a cootie catcher to help.

Download this PDF, print, fold and plan your family.

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No. 171: Bangs or no bangs?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Life Decisions | 0 comments

This is a question for the ages: Do you look better with or without bangs?

Every time I swear off bangs I start thinking about them again: “Well, maybe just a few bangs would look awesome. Or I could get those thick, heavy hipster bangs.”

In fact, I have some bangs right now, but I’m not 100% sure I love them. So I think about growing them out.

But as everyone knows, that’s just about the most painful thing ever. No matter how many cute little hair things you buy yourself. It sucks.

So let’s all save ourselves some heartache and find out the answer once and for all. It’s in this magical cootie catcher.

Download this PDF, print, fold and proceed accordingly.

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No. 169: What’s wrong with me?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Life Decisions, Problems | 0 comments

So let’s skip right to the important stuff: Isn’t this the cutest stock photo you’ve ever seen? I confess the teddy bear with band-aids warmed my heart on a cold, fall afternoon.

That brings us to our next question: What’s wrong with me? Chances are you’ve posed this question to yourself, and there’s a whole slug of different ways to answer. But for this cootie catcher, we’re talking about our health.

You know. There’s a weird pain that comes and goes in your side. But it doesn’t seem serious enough to go to the doctor. But you can’t stop worrying about it. So you plug your symptoms into the Internet and begin to suspect you’re dying. It’s a real mood killer.

So instead of Google, might we suggest you put your hypochondriac energies into this cootie catcher?

Download this PDF, print, fold and find out what’s ailing you.


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No. 166: Should You Quit Facebook?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Life Decisions | 0 comments

My Facebook addiction goes in waves. Sometimes I’m checking it five times a day. Others, I’m totally annoyed by it.

It’s a love-hate sort of relationship. Probably not a particularly healthy one now that I come to think of it.

But I like to keep up with my friends. And see cute pics of their kids. And funny vacation shots.

Once in a while, though, I think: Should I quite Facebook? Or would it just make me like one of those pretentious people who don’t watch TV?

Download this PDF, print, fold and find out.

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No. 154: Is it in style?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Life Decisions | 0 comments

Oh, wow, so style. I’m pretty much the least qualified person to write about this topic.

I lean toward jeans, t-shirts and tennis shoes. Often old, dirty-looking tennis shoes. But sometimes I try to step it up a little.

But I end up standing in front of a mirror (at home or in a dressing room) asking myself a billion questions. Do I like it? Does it look good? Is it in style? Or am I dressing too young or too old?

It doesn’t seem like it should be so complicated. But for other wardrobe wafflers like myself I’ve created the “Is it in style?” cootie catcher. It’s helpful for shopping, deciding what to wear and even cleaning out your closet.

Download this PDF, print, fold and find out the truth.

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