Introduction: Storybook With Magnetic Figures (#11)
I hope that you enjoy the latest storybook.
Step 1: Print.
Print the first eight pages, using these settings: landscape, double-sided, flip on the short edge.
If possible, use light weight cover stock.
Print page nine on heavier cover stock.
Step 2: Cut.
Cut four pages in half as shown.
DO NOT CUT THE LAST PAGE OF THE PDF.
Step 3: Stack and Fold.
Stack pages 1-16 in one pile and pages 17-32 in another pile.
Each of these is a folio.
Step 4: Sew.
Sew each of the two folios, using the diagram as an illustration.
Step 5: Make the Cover.
Cut a sheet of heavy cover paper, 11.375" (11 3/8") by 4.5" (4 1/2')
(I cut down 12" scrapbooking paper when I have it. Otherwise, you can cut 8.5 x 11 heavy paper for a slightly smaller cover. After the folios have been glued, you will need to trim the page edges, unless you can live with the overhang!)
Fold so that there is a 3/8" spine in the center.
Place a strip of hot glue (yellow) slightly to one side from the center. (NOTE: The diagram is for a single-folio book. This book has two folios, so there will be two strips of glue.)
Step 6: Place Folios Into the Spine.
Fold the cover (red) as shown.
Place the first folio into the cover and press against the hot glue (blue dot).
Open. Put a second strip of hot glue (second blue dot).
Place the second folio into the cover.
Trim the cover if necessary.
Step 7: (Optional) Make the Magnetic Figures.
Cut out the figures from page nine. Attach magnetic strip to the back.