Choose a page of paper: At least 8.5″ x 11″. Any size rectangle. Paper should have some firmness. But for a first try using standard office paper is okay.
1 – Fold the paper lengthwise and open
2 – Fold the paper horizontally then again resulting in 4 quadrants
3 – Cut along the longest center fold thru the center 2 quadrants
4 – Pull the fold perpendicular to the sliced section and on either side of the slice up and out. This will give you a star shaped view from the top
5 – Flatten folding into a book. Pages should turn with 2 thicknesses.
Once you have this basic structure you can add images and text. These simple books are a great way to hold student reflections, documenting their thoughts, questions and ahha’s! Perfect for authentic assessment.
How to Make Books by Esther K. Smith http://www.purgatorypiepress.com/howto.html