(Closed) Cootie Catcher Programs

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 5
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Can I just ask… those of you who call these things “cootie catchers”, where are you from?  I grew up calling them “fortune tellers”, and I never once heard the term “cootie catcher”.  Maybe it’s an age thing?  Maybe it’s a geographical thing?  I’m from the northeast, and I’m 29 years old.  Where/when was it that you first heard these called “cootie catchers”?

Post # 6
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m from Harrisburg, PA (south-central PA) and that’s what we called them there when we were kids!

Post # 7
2867 posts
Sugar bee

We called them Fortune Tellers and I’m 21 from Indiana.

Post # 8
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

lol I totally forgot about cootie catchers until I saw this post! Too cute!

Post # 9
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I made some using Photoshop and InDesign. We wanted to have some trivia and are doing a lot of Japanese inspired paper art (we fell in love in Japan). Sorry for the blur–identifying detail smudged out.

I called them fortune tellers growing up, but my mom calls them cootie catchers.

Post # 10
46 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

@vonnegurl – those are beautiful!  i love the cootie catcher programs, but unfortunately my Fiance used his veto power on that idea 🙁

Post # 11
250 posts
Helper bee

I teach school and have in the south for 34 years… Fortune Tellers is what we call them and the kids always around this time of year start making them!  This year it was the poppers too!

Post # 13
1032 posts
Bumble bee

I’m 25 from California, always called ’em Cootie Catchers.

I LOVE this idea! its so fun!!

Post # 14
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just read this as “Coochie Catcher.” Ha! 

Post # 15
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Hah! I’ve never heard them called that. I saw the title of this post & thought something else entirely & was like Cootie whaaaaa???

I’m 32 & grew up in lower NY/NJ. I’ve heard them called fortune tellers but we used to call them MASH too (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House). Haha! 

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