How to Make and Assemble a Mini Folding Book from One Sheet of Paper

I’ve fallen in love with a super simple way of making a tiny book for my book-loving kids. It requires minimal cutting, no stapling or gluing, and you don’t need a duplex printer for double-sided printing. The pages do turn out small, but they’re just right for little hands.

Find out how to make and assemble a mini folding book from one sheet of paper below!

{If the text instructions seem a little too complicated, make sure to check out the video at the bottom!}

 

How to make a mini folding book with a single sheet of paper, minimal cutting, and no gluing or stapling! No duplex printing required.

 

  1. Print out the page either on A4 or letter-size paper.
  2. Trim the edges of the paper along the outside dotted lines. (If your printer has that feature, you can try to print edge-to-edge, but I’ve never had luck with this with my printer.)
  3. Next, fold and unfold along all of the inside lines.
  4. Fold in half along the long side.
  5. Cut along the dotted line that runs perpendicular to the folded edge. Make sure to only cut up to the next perpendicular line, not all the way to the edge!
  6. Unfold, then fold in half along the short side.
  7. Grab the paper on both sides where the fold on top is still intact, then move your hands together until you’ve flattened the center section (the part with the cut edge) and the sheet of paper looks like a cross when looking at it from above.
  8. Redo the folds between the pages, making sure to end up with the title page at the front and the back cover at the back of the assembled book.

That’s it! You’ve just made a tiny folding book with 6 pages plus a title and back cover page from a single sheet of paper.

Learn about the letter b with this cute, colorful, printable Letter B Mini Folding Book! (Includes a black and white version, too.) This tiny book is made from one sheet of paper with minimal cutting and perfect for little hands of toddlers and preschoolers.

I know it sounds pretty complicated (although once you’ve done it one time, you can easily do it over and over), so I’ve made you a quick video to make it easier for you to visualize what you need to do.

 

 

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  1. Andreina Cecilia Mayorca Lugo says:

    It is very nice to work with your materials. They are colorful and easy to use, thanks for all.