DIY: folding a mini book!

when i was in the classroom, my favorite way to assign notes was in a mini book. that way the entire unit’s notes were all in one place!
plus, when it comes to math, sometimes you just gotta get creative 🙂
all you need to create the book is a piece of large construction paper, and scissors. the other supplies are for decorating 🙂
see? this is what my notes looked like:
these books are so cute and there is so much more you can do with them <3
firstly, you are going to fold your construction paper [long ways] into eighths. in half, in half, in half.
make sure to smooth the edges down real good.
pardon the crazy lighting.
on the creased edge, cut a sliver of paper from the 1st horizontal fold to the last.
and then fold some more!
hold the paper vertically with the hole facing away from you. pull/fold the middle creases outwards as if you are making a plus sign.
flatten and smooth the edges.
 and fold shut.
here is a very short video [0:53] of the process:

try not to get distracted by the cuckoo clock action in the background 🙂
all the cutting and folding adds an extra page to your super fun book! 🙂
time to decorate!
yay pup friends!
i used my polaroid pogo to print photos from my phone. the picture has an adhesive backing, so you can just stick them right in 🙂
that’s what she said.
what will you make your book about?



  1. this is so cute!! i made something like this, but with cardstock and regular printer paper. more of a journal, i guess. but yeah. "puppy friends" … ADORBS.

  2. I just found your blog today and I *love* it.
    These mini books are awesome, I like them for zines! 🙂 Keep up the awesome blog.. I'm gonna scroll through your archives like a freak now. <3

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