These little blank books are full of possibility! And the best part is each book is made from just a single sheet of folded paper. So grab a sheet of plain paper or these two free templates and get folding!
Fold up book supplies….
The only supplies you need to make a fold up book is a sheet of copy weight paper and scissors. So simple, right?
The little templates below will add some just right structure to your fold up book. They offer blank spaces for writing and drawing, no matter the subject of choice! One printable template is a little more buttoned up- with clean lines and spaces. The other is a bit funkier with interesting borders and shapes!
Want to grab these free printable fold-up book templates….
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How to make a book from a single piece of paper….
Making a book from one piece of paper is so simple one you learn few simple folds.
-Start by folding the paper in half “hamburger way” with the details of the template facing out.
-Fold in half again so that paper is now a quarter of it’s original width.
-Unfold the last fold that was made so it’s folded in half gain but the crease at the one quarter mark is evident.
These are the last few steps to finish off your book!
-Fold the book in half the opposite direction.
-Start with scissors at the fold. Cut along that crease until you reach the middle crease.
-Open up and fold in half again, this time the “hotdog” way.
-Keeping two ends together let the middle sections accordion fold into a book.
More handmade book ideas….
If you love this one page book idea be sure to check out this post! You’ll learn three different ways to make handmade mini books from index cards, rubber bans and paperclips!
Want to learn how to make a book by watching…
I love learning by seeing! Follow along with the video above and see exactly how I make a book and make yours right alongside me!
More DIY book making ideas….
Make your own book from paper lunch bags! This DIY book is extra fun because it has little pockets within the book perfect for collecting notes or treasures!
Learn three different ways to bind a book using rubber bands!
What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing
Thank you Erin! ????
Hello Jodi, I love the little books from a sheet of paper and can’t wait to try them. But I really wanted to comment about the easy digital design class. Thank you so much for offering it for free during the first couple weeks of quarantine. My daughter and I took it and we had so much fun. I know you said it was for kids but I think I enjoyed it more than my daughter. Its things I’ve always wanted to know how to do. I am so excited. Thank you so much.
That’s great Lauren! I agree- Canva is amazing! So many possibilities no matter your age! I’m glad you enjoyed it!