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Does anyone recognise these things and what were they called?

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edam Wed 08-May-13 23:13:25

what were these ruddy things called? My sister made one for my ds and her dd but we are both stumped about the name - if there ever was one...

YoniConnect Wed 08-May-13 23:15:36

No idea if it had a name, but I can still remember how to make one!

ramonaquimby Wed 08-May-13 23:15:58

Chatter boxes!

KatoPotato Wed 08-May-13 23:16:13

A fortune teller!

WandaDoff Wed 08-May-13 23:17:41

I knew it was going to be a picture of one of those, but I don't think I've ever known a name for them.
I too, can still make them.

LittleBoxes Wed 08-May-13 23:17:54

DD calls hers a 'chatterbox'. They're 'cootie catchers' in the US.

Monty27 Wed 08-May-13 23:18:57

I knew what I was going to see before I opened the link, but I'm afraid I can't quite remember what we called them, although I think Kato might be right with Fortune Teller.

edam Wed 08-May-13 23:19:07

cootie catchers grin

Thanks everyone, we called them fortune tellers, am off to let my sister know and make her very happy!

Sarahplane Wed 08-May-13 23:19:36

my dd calls them fortune tellers.

thenightsky Wed 08-May-13 23:21:05

We used to make them in the 60s and 70s (yes, I am that old). We called them Fortune Tellers.

SomeDizzyWhore1804 Wed 08-May-13 23:21:30

We called them snap dragons at my school.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Wed 08-May-13 23:39:22

My Brownies call them chatterboxes.

AuntPittypat Wed 08-May-13 23:44:33

Snap dragons here too.

TigerSwallowTail Wed 08-May-13 23:50:07

We made them in late 90s/00s too but never had a name for them, I still remember how to make them.

Bullincathkidston Wed 08-May-13 23:57:39

Tizzwaz in Yorkshire

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