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Ho^W^ To^ Make^ Books^

nes, Accordion & Star Books Making Mini-zi

Bookmaking^ Tips^:

Be precise: measure twice, cut (or fold!) once When necessary, use a ruler to make sure all your pages (and covers) are the correct size Create crisp folds: use a pencil/pen to burnish (crease) paper, instead of just your fingers

Instant^ Mini^-Zine^
An easy, 8-page booklet that requires no binding, only cutting and folding! Can also be unfolded to be photocopied and reproduced!

Notes^:
Fold paper into eighths Open paper up until its only folded in 1/2 Snip the folded side, NOT the open side (and dont cut all the way through!) Pull opening apart and then push folds together to form a plus sign

Accordion^ Book^

A long book whose pages unfold like a slinky Pages are made out of one large piece of paper, with folds that separate them

Measure and mark page widths using a ruler (HINT: measure and mark the top and bottom) Fold paper back/forth, lining each fold up with the previous one Make a cover by wrapping paper around accordion and cutting to size Glue in place to the inside of cover

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Alternati^vE^ Methods^:
Dont have super-long paper? Using regularsized paper, fold into sixteenths, and cut a spiral (D) or zig zag (I) along the folds to make an unconventional mini-accordion book! (HINT: be sure NOT to cut through all the way to any edge!)

Measure width of cover and thickness of spine, add together and double this length; crease at each measurement Add desired overlap (usually ~2in) to length and cut this size strip of paper (width and color are up to you!) Wrap around book & glue in place! Or, cut two small snips into the band where they overlap to create an interlocking, reclosable band

Finishing^ Touches^:

Star^ Book^:

A square book that opens up diagonally to be four times larger than it is when its closed!

Start with 1 square for each page you want in your book Fold one side cornerto-corner, then flip it over to make a tent Fold in half left/right and top/bottom to make a plus sign crease Pinch the folded corners and push together, then flatten! Ta da! This is 1 page.

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