To make a cootie-catcher, fold a paper square to form four "pyramids". The player opens and closes the pyramids with their index fingers and thumb, revealing different things (usually numbers or colors) on the inside surfaces.
The person who is having their "fortune" told chooses once, twice, or three times, and then the paper is unfolded to reveal a "fortune"
Jessica: "Pick a number."
Suzie: "Okay- um - 4. Now - Red. Now 6. (unfolds cootie catcher message) Eeuuwww - I do NOT like Timmy Jones! Yuck!"