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How to Make a Book With One Piece of Paper

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If you have ever wondered how to make a book with one piece of paper, this is the post for you!  Or, if you never knew you could make a simple book with one piece of paper,  you MUST read on! This is something you definitely want to know.
how to make a book with paper
I just have to share this with you because it is so easy.  The possibilities of how you can use this fun little craft are endless. We like to make little story books with them.  I have a family of writers in my house!  They are always dreaming up new stories and ideas to write about. Plus my girls love drawing, so anything that combines the two makes them extra happy!

All you need is one sheet of paper and a pair of scissors and you can make a mini 6-page book for any purpose that you can dream up.  Your kids will adore this simple craft.

Watch How to Make it Here:


How to Make a Book With 1 Piece of Paper


1. To make this book, you really will need just one standard 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper.  Begin by folding the paper in half the long way, like a hot dog.

how to make a book with 1 piece of paper step 1


2. The next step is to open the paper and fold it in half the short way, like a hamburger.
make a paper book
3. With the creases facing upward, take one edge of paper, flip the edge back to meet the fold, and crease.
making a homemade book

4. Repeat with the other side. Crease the folds tightly.  When you place the paper on the table, you should see a W when you look at the end.

folding a paper book

5. Cut the center of the W along the center fold. You’ll be cutting through two layers of paper and stopping at the cross fold. This is the only cut you will need to make to make this book!

6. Fold it the hotdog (long) fold again and push the cut open section together.  Press the folds tightly.

paper book


Now you have a little homemade book with 4 pages!  Wasn’t that easy? We made it in several colors.

homemade paper books

 Let your kids dream up some wonderful stories to fill them up!
how to make a book out of paper


See More Ways To Learn and Play with Books:

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  1. Thanks for sharing this! My girls love to make books and color but usually use hundreds of pieces of paper. This will work wonderfully! I am going to pin this too!

    1. Just wanted to let you know how popular your post has been on pinterest. I pinned it last night at 6pm and it has been repinned 89 times! Everyone loves the idea. Good job!

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