This week, I wanted to show you this fun, super fast way to fold paper into doll-sized books -- no sewing required here!
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway! The winner is #17, Pam, who said "My favorite book growing up was Black Beauty." Good choice, Pam! We'll be in touch with you via email soon. :)
All you need is some plain white paper, some fun scrapbooking paper, and colored tape. Electric tape seems to hold really well.
I started by cutting my standard, American-sized 8.5" x 11" paper in halves and quarters. Either will make a nice size doll book!
You'll make three folds with your paper. First, fold it in half down the middle; then, fold again the same direction so you get a long, skinny strip.
Then, open out the second fold, and fold your paper the other way.
Now, open out this fold, and cut carefully from the folded edge to the center of the paper. (The loose ends are at the top of the picture; the folded side is at the bottom.)
Open the whole booklet up, and refold it along the third fold.
Gently push one end into the other -- you should have three pages form on one side, and a fourth page left on the other side.
Fold the remaining page to one side of the booklet.
Then, cut pieces of fun colored paper and glue them on to make 'covers'. If you want your finished book to be made of more than one booklet, make sure you glue your 'front' and 'back covers to separate booklets.
Line up your booklets, and run a strip of colored tape down the spine. Fold it over both edges, and press it down firmly to make sure it sticks!
Give your book a title, and you're all done -- congratulations!
These are really fun to make up in a variety of sizes.
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