Step 1: Trim about 2 1/2 inches off the bottom of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, so you have a square piece of paper.

 

Step 2: Fold each corner up so they meet in the middle.

 

Step 3: Does it look like this? If not, go back to step 1 and start over. We're beginning to doubt your origami skills.

 

Step 4: Flip the paper over and fold all corners up to the middle again.

 

Step 5: Does your cootie catcher look like this? No? Go find a six-year-old to help you out.

 

Step 6: Fold in half as shown. Note: This process is top secret.

 

Step 7: Put your fingers under the four flaps to pop up the device. Then work back and forth to form creases.