How to Make an Accordion Book | BrightlyMaking a book out of paper is a fun and easy project. You can use your book as a journal, sketchpad, or gift for someone. A home-made paper book is a great activity for kids, too. Paper journals are far less expensive than buying pre-made journals, and you can customize the cover and the pages. To make a small paper book, start by folding a piece of paper into eighths, taking care to make crisp and even folds. Next, unfold the paper and refold it in half, from short edge to short edge. Cut the paper along the vertical fold seam in the middle of the paper until it intersects the horizontal fold seam.
How to Make an Accordion Book
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Learn how to fold a book into a word or picture with this simple tutorial. The first time I saw a book fold I remember thinking how complicated it looked and that I wished I could learn how to make one myself. It turns out it is actually a surprisingly simple craft! It will take a few hours to fold all of the pages, however it isn't anywhere near as complicated as it looks! This tutorial is to fold the word "mum" into the book, however you can use this same technique to fold any word or picture that you want. This pattern is for the word "mum" and requires at least pages in the book folds.
Accordion books make for great displays! Children can fill the pages with funny cartoons, fun drawings, or even paste in photos of friends and family. Step 1 : Cut a piece of white cardstock in half lengthwise to make two long, skinny rectangles. Step 3 : Fold the top flap in half again, aligning the bottom edge to the top crease. Step 4 : Flip the cardstock over and do the same to the other side. Your cardstock should resemble a W when finished.