Simple Book from One Page of Paper

Simple Book from One Page of Paper

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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.


Adapted from:

How to Make Books by Esther K. Smith http://www.purgatorypiepress.com/howto.html


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  1. Make a mini-book
       submitted by karen

    This video shows a different way to make a book from an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, as well as several ideas for making books.

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