Book-i-tect: Make Your Own Book
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Gather your materials which includes paper, cardboard, pencil, ruler, scissors, and glue.
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Fold one piece of 9 x 12 sheet of paper in half the long way. It should look like a long rectangle.
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Open the paper and turn it horizontally and fold it in half the short way.
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Flip the paper over and fold the edges of the paper into the middle crease.
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Lay the paper on a flat surface. It should look like a “W”. Cut the center peak of the “W”.
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Fold the paper length wise and press out the center cut so it looks like a “X”. Collapse the 2 pages
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Fold the outer sides to complete the book. Repeat steps 1-6 with the 2nd and 3rd sheets of paper.
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Glue the booklets together.
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Use the ruler to measure the length and width of your pages.
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Add 1/2 inch to the length and width of the booklet. Use this to measure the cardboard and cut.
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Use the cut pieces to measure the decorative paper that will be used to cover the cardboard.
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Glue the cut decorative paper to the front and back of your book cover.
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Finally, glue your decorated cardboard covers to your booklets! You are now a Book-i-tect!
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