Using Printables: How to Make the Small Book

Several of the packs have a page called small book. What is this small book? Well it is a piece of paper turned into a 8 page book. These are fun small and great for little hands.

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How to make the small books is one questions I get asked a lot. I keep sending people else where to get help and I thought it was time to show you how I do it. For this example I’m using the Free Apple Activities Pack.

What you need: small book page and scissors.

Using Printables: How to Make the Small Book - 3Dinosaurs.com

1. Fold the paper in half horizontal. The fold should match up with the line in the middle of the paper. After you have a nice fold unfold the paper.

Using Printables: How to Make the Small Book - 3Dinosaurs.com

2. Fold the paper in half vertically. The line in the middle of the paper should line up with the fold.

Using Printables: How to Make the Small Book - 3Dinosaurs.com

3. While you still have the fold from step 2 you cut the paper along the line in the center. You cut until you reach the first line crossing the line you cut. See in image blow where I stopped.

Using Printables: How to Make the Small Book - 3Dinosaurs.com

4. After cutting fold down each side of the paper so that you are folding it in half again.

Using Printables: How to Make the Small Book - 3Dinosaurs.com

5. Open up your paper. It should look similar to the picture below.

Using Printables: How to Make the Small Book - 3Dinosaurs.com

6. I press the book flat so that the two colored pages or the book cover page is on the bottom and then fold in half again to complete the book. Then flip through and enjoy.

Using Printables: How to Make the Small Book - 3Dinosaurs.com

6 Alt. You make an x with the book and move so the covers of the book are facing you. Fold the cover parts so they are on the outside of the book as seen in the picture. Then press the book flat.. Then flip through the book and enjoy.

Using Printables: How to Make the Small Book - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here are some packs with the small books:

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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10 Responses to Using Printables: How to Make the Small Book

  1. Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids says:

    We love these books! Pinned it and going to download some now! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Clare says:

    I rounded up some great posts last week about making books with kids and this would have been the perfect addition to the list!

  3. Rebecca says:

    LOVE the mini books! I learned how to make them back in college and I’m SO GLAD there are other ones out there now so I don’t have to create them myself!

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  9. Rachael says:

    These directions literally make no scense.

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