Folded Paper Book

Fine arts is something I have always loved, especially creating! When you have so many pictures and pieces of what you have done, it can get hard to keep track. I will be teaching you how to make a folded paper book to keep all of your work in. I used art for this tutorial, but don't let that limit you. When you know how to make this book, make it with blank paper, so you use it for whatever you want! I got my inspiration from a youtuber named Laovaan. My tutorial differs from his, so you should check it out! Before you do, let's start this paper book!

Step 1: Supplies

You will need

  • Artwork (or art paper)
  • Scissors and ruler (optional depending if your paper is pre-cut or not)
  • Glue (or mod podge)

Optional

  • Cardboard

Step 2: Setting Up

To make sure your book turns out right, cut all of your artwork (or plain paper) into even squares. I made mines 8" by 8".

Step 3: Folding

Take a piece of your art work (or plain paper), and put it face down. Fold it diagonally. Flip your paper over, and fold it hotdog and hamburger style. The crease of your diagonal fold should be pointed upwards while your other two creases are down. Now fold your creases in so it folds into a square. Do this to all of your artwork.

Step 4: Put It Together

Figure out what order you want your artwork in and what direction you want the pages to open. Make sure that all of your papers are turned the same way. While your papers are still folded, glue the bottom of your first page to the top of your second. Then, glue the bottom of your secong page to the top of your third. Continue the pattern of gluing the bottom of the previous page to the top of the next until you have glued all of your pages. Now your done!

  • Tip: If you want to make covers for your book, cut out two pieces of cardboard. Decorate them as you wish, and then glue one piece to the back and the other to the front.

Enjoy, and make more of these books to use them as you please!

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