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Professor McQuark’s Curiously Creative Cootie Catcher

Feeling in an inventive mood?  I certainly am, because my debut picture book is coming out tomorrow and it’s all about a very inventive professor and her curious creation – the amazing oojamaflip!  Getting a children’s book published has been a lifetime ambition for me so I will be celebrating tomorrow with friends and and I thought I’d make some Professor McQuark cootie catchers for my guests to play with.  Why not download one and help me celebrate?  The illustrations are by the amazing Julia Patton – you can see more of her work on her website at juliapatton.co.ukProfessor McQuark and the Oojamaflip is published by Maverick Books and available to buy from Amazon UK and Amazon US or google to find your nearest stockist.

CLICK HERE to download Professor McQuark’s Curiously Creative Cootie Catcher.

professor mcquark's curiously creative cootie catcher

Lucky Item cootie catcher

M. Haller Yamada designed this Lucky Item cootie catcher to use in an English as a Foreign Language Class for 11 and 12-year-olds in Japan.  He assures me that “Whatever they get, if they use it, it will bring them good luck.  At least in theory…”  Definitely worth a try, I think!
CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW to download Lucky Item cootie catcher.
Lucky Item Cootie Catcher by M. Haller Yamada

Wedding cootie catcher

Here’s my take on a popular cootie catcher theme – the wedding.  I’m imagining guests whiling away the time between the buffet and the first dance with these, hence the challenges inside!  You can either download a copy to print as it is, or download the Powerpoint version and personalise and edit it to your heart’s content.

Don’t forget you can create your own cootie catchers from scratch by using my blank PowerPoint template.

Download Wedding cootie catcher ready to print


Download Wedding cootie catcher Powerpoint template

Wedding cootie catcher

Party Challenge cootie catcher

It’s been a long while since I’ve added anything new, so I thought it was time I did something I’d been thinking of for a while – a cootie catcher with a party theme.  Forfeits can be added if anyone chickens out!  Don’t forget you can create your own cootie catchers by using my PowerPoint template.  Or download this one and enjoy the party!

How to play Party Challenge

Ask the guest to choose hat, balloon, present or cake.  Spell out the word with the cootie catcher, then ask them to pick a number.  Count out the number and ask them to pick again.  Read out the first part of the challenge which is on the number, then unfold to reveal the second part of the challenge.

CLICK HERE to download Party Challenge cootie catcher

Party Challenge cootie catcher

Let’s go on a treasure hunt!

Are you ready to go on a treasure hunt?  With this cootie catcher you must choose your island, find your key and open the treasure chest.  Will you find gold, or an old boot?  There are plenty of surprises in store!

This design was made up by my nine year old daughter, Lucy.  Her original didn’t scan in very well so I’ve recreated it with clip art, but the idea and concept is all hers.  We hope you like it.

CLICK HERE to download Treasure Hunt cootie catcher

treasure hunt cootie catcher

Blank template for cootie catcher

This is a PowerPoint file that you can edit with your own fortunes, and even put your own pictures on.  How about a photo of each member of your family or friends, cartoons of animals or the four seasons?  Don’t forget to make up some outrageous fortunes too!

CLICK HERE to download blank cootie catcher template for PowerPoint

blank template for cootie catcher