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Does anyone know what Spanish children would call the game that you make by folding paper and writing numbers, colours and comments on? I've adapted one I found in French but am not sure what to call it! Thanks...
These are called `cootie catchers ' in the US. References to them here: http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/142069/como-se-dice-cootie-catch...
US sites might give you more clues for the name or googling `images' will throw up lots of results!
I've just joined this site and noticed your query. The folded paper game is called "Fortune Teller" or "Flip Flap" and I found a site which listed the Spanish equivalents. www.origamispirit.com set up by Leyla Torres. Type in the search box, "uses for a traditional playground toy" .When I first visited this site, it listed all the Spanish terms, so, here it is. Adivinador, sacapiojos, salero, pollito, comecocos, sapito, cielo y infierno, piquito, dia y noche, cuatrobocas,juego de la fortuna, aguaderas, estafador de suenos. I am not a Spanish speaker and cannot verify which of these is the most accurate, but hope that this is helpful.
Regards, Royce Mitchell
Wow, that's brilliant Royce. Muchisimas gracias!!