While I was working at the bookshop over the summer, there would be days which were terribly slow. Most of those days, I would read or play solitaire on our computer. There were somedays, however, when those things just weren't entertainment enough. I found a book on origami and the next thing I knew, the counter was littered with lucky stars. The cootie catcher was just a natural progression, really. Mine did not look ANYTHING like this one, though.