Thursday, May 7, 2009

File Folder Books

- These are fun little books that are SO super easy to make that it's not even funny! You can make them as plain or as fancy as you want.


What you'll need:
Cardstock (Appx. 4x6)
1/2 of a piece of 8 1/2x11 printer paper
Stapler (with staples)
THIS PATTERN from Mirkwood Designs

First, cut out the pattern and trace onto cardstock. Cut out.

Next, take your half sheet of paper. 1. Cut IT in half so that it's a fat rectangle, not a long one.
2. Take those two halves and cut THEM in half. 3.Take all four of those pieces, put them together and FOLD them (not cut them) in half. Place into file folder and staple. Ta-da!!!

Then it's time to decorate the books. The first time we did them, we used Crafty Pod's idea and made ABC books by cutting out pictures from magazines- we esp love Oriental Trading catalogs. You can order one HERE.

Today we used them to make Thumbrint pictures, a la Ed Emberly.

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