Since launching my American Flag Cootie Catcher Printable (with Trivia Quiz), I have had some special requests for a similar educational Ramadan Printable Paper Toy!! So with the help of my friend A Crafty Arab, I have created this fabulous Ramadan Cootie Catcher Printable – and as with the American Flag Printable, this includes a Ramadan Trivia Quiz for kids. This is part of our new Ramadan Activities Series for kids!
There is a blank version for adding your own questions and a “key” questions versions to teach your kids about Ramadan. I hope that this Ramadan Printable for Kids is not just useful to my Muslim readers, but also teachers, carers and parents who want to teach their kids the basics of Ramadan too! I know that my kids learn about different religious in KS1 and KS2 and that this would make a helpful learning resource too! I hope you enjoy this free printable!
A Crafty Arab suggested a “Date Palm” design for the Cootie Catchers, as this represents the very important Dates trees – Dates being the first food to eat when you break your Ramadan fast. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for more Ramadan Crafts for Kids ideas by A Crafty Arab!
When is Ramadan 2023?
This year, Ramadan starts on the 22nd March 2023 and ends on Friday 21st April 2023.
Ramadan Cootie Catcher – Materials
- Download your printables
- Scissors (to cut out your basic shape)
- Pens if you wish to add your own questions
This Printable is hosted in my Gumroad store for easy of download.
How to make a Cootie Catcher – Ramadan Palm Tree
We have a quick “speed” video showing you how to assemble a cootie catcher. It is a great origami to teach kids, as it has repeat patterns that are quick and easy to learn. This shows you how we made our FLOWER Fortune Teller.. the Ramadan video will be up soon.. however it is the same process!
If you like you can also read our how to make a cootie catcher step by step instructions here.
How to make a Fortune Teller for Ramadan
Start with your Ramadan printable face down. Then follow these generic instructions:
To make your Fortune Teller, you will need a square piece of paper. We generally cut it from an A4 sheet of paper, so measures approximately 20 x 20 cm.
Begin by folding the paper across the diagnoal in both directions – so you get a cross shape (bottom left photo)
Bring each corner towards the middle/ inside and make a neat fold (picture 4 shows the first fold).
Once you have all four folds (top right) – use your thumbs to make neat creases. Flip your paper over.
You will see another “cross” running across you paper.
Again, bring each corner in and fold towards the middle (as per bottom right photo).
Once you have all for folds, fold in half (as per top right), open and fold in half again in the other direction. Just to create some creases.
Now comes the “only” tricky bit.. you need to squeeze all four sides in towards each other as per the bottom left images.
Then lift each outside flap to make your Cootie Catcher! ENJOY!!!
So if you have ever wondered how do you make an origami fortune teller, I do hope you
Want more Paper Fortune Teller Ideas? Looking for Cootie Catcher Templates?
We have more great Cootie Catchers here on Red Ted Art (some with template):
- Christmas Cootie Catchers (Rudolph, Santa, Elf and Gift)
- Melon Cootie Catchers follow(via YouTube)
- Printable Flower Fortune Tellers (perfect for Mother’s Day or a BFF!)
- American Flag Cootie Catcher (including Trivia Quiz)
- British Flag Fortune Teller (blank)
- How to make a Pig Cootie Catcher Puppet (no template, quick and easy to make) COMING SOON!
Looking for more Ramadan Activities for Kids?
As mentioned A Crafty Arab has a fantastic resource for Kids learning about Ramadan. Here are some great ideas from her website to check out first!
We have a great Ramadan Series for you to explore: