Would you believe this game has been around since 1949? It has sold millions of games and has been updated several times through the years. Cooties remains a favorite of many today.
Let's see how our team used Cooties on their LO's.
The green-faced "cootie" reminded me of the green face of the witch in these
pictures of my son and daughter posing w/ a Halloween prop.
I had never heard of this game but after doing some research I began wondering if this might be a modern American version of a game I played as a child myself called Creepy Critters. I loved playing this - it was quick and easy and something my mother was happy to play with me. It was certainly a family favourite for many years.
Inspired by the critters ! When my boy was little he loves to search for any kind of critter, on the photo he got a snail in his hand. Snails were his favorite kind of critters, when he was about two years old, he even took a snail out of his "house" , eeeeekkkk. These days he luckily don't like them anymore and even run away if he sees any, lol.
(**Sketch from Scrap Our Stash**)
I was inspired by the critter bug that the game is about. I had these photos of my son holding a praying mantis from a few years ago and decided this was the perfect opportunity to get them scrapped. As I look at the inspiration photo again along with my layout, the colors kind of tie in well too!
(sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap)
Even though the pictures aren't the greatest since they were snapped on my phone I knew I wanted to scrap these pictures from our sons first time playing the game. I went with an outer space feel to the layout since Cooties can't be from earth right?
This challenge stumped me until I thought of cooties as the term in Love. I created a layout of the Valentine cards I made for my family this year.
For this challenge, I kept thinking about bugs. (Since the cootie game had big bugs as the game piece). And I instantly thought of my daughter who we've always called "Caity Bug" dressed up as a lady bug for her second Halloween.
Running with the idea of bugs/insects, I made a page about a visit to a local butterfly garden. Butterflies are some of my favorite bugs. :)
Going with the Cootie bug, these photos reminded me how little brother used to "bug" his big sister. I also thought the blinged out bug was perfect for this layout.
I was inspired by the fact that the "Cooties" look like caterpillars and created this tone on tone layout of my son playing with a caterpillar he found on our front stoop.
I found these close upshots of my boys, reminding me that my son used to carry around the head of the Cootie. He liked it more than he liked playing the game.
There is a great variety of inspiration here. Color, bugs. Love...What will you do with Cooties? We want to see your layouts! Please use the link at the top of the page to add your projects by 7/31.