Accordion Books Directions. Materials. To begin, you need to make the pages of your book. One long, narrow piece of paper. Two pieces of board for the cov- Hold the paper in the landscape position. Fold vertically ers, cut slightly larger than the so the corners meet. Crease the fold with your bonefolder book on all sides. Cereal boxes and then unfold. can be used. Then fold the paper over to meet the first crease. Place Bonefolder (tool used for easier the corners together and crease well. creasing on folds) Continue folding until you have created eight equally Photographs or Magazines sized pages. See illustration at the top of the page. Crayons or Markers Glue the boards to the first and last pages of your book. Scissors & Glue There should be a slight over hanging of paper on all sides. These are your covers. stories. Title your book on the cover and write your name. Tell others about an ad- You can decorate your covers with crayons or markers, venture you’ve had. or cut out illustrations or photos and glue them on the Make an “I am Book” that front. shows others special Write your story inside the book. Or, start drawing or things about you. cutting. You can design your story around your drawings Describe, in pictures and and cut outs. words, a recent trip you’ve Remember you can draw on both sides of each page. taken with your family. Illustrate a story about your favorite hero. scissors. Make up a story about something that might Cut shapes into the top of the book: your house/neighbor- have happened many hood, a cityscape, mountains, castles. years ago. Cut pop ups into the pages to make your book three dimen- Share your ideas about sional. You can also glue pictures or illustrations to the pop ups. how to make the world a Or draw a monster, person, or animal around your pop up. better place. Cut each page to different shape. Just keep the folded pieces Imagine that aliens land in connected or the book will fall apart. your back yard one night. Tell the story of your “close Cut the outside of your book into one shape, like an airplane. encounter.” Cut out holes for your fingers to interact with the picture, mak- Make a “How to Book” that ing the legs of a person or animal. teaches others how to do Cut out drawings, fold tabs on the sides and glue down to have things you like to do. drawings that pop out of pages. Make up your own story.