How to Make an Accordian Book

How to make a simple "little" homemade book.

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How to Make an Accordian Book
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Cut  2 pieces of cardboard cut to 3.5" squares

Cut 2 pieces of cardboard cut to 3.5" squares

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Choose a piece of ribbon and cut to 20 inches or so

Choose a piece of ribbon and cut to 20 inches or so

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Place the cardboard squares together and run one line of glue or adhesive through the middle

Place the cardboard squares together and run one line of glue or adhesive through the middle

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Before laying the ribbon down, separate the cardboard about a half inch, then lay the ribbon facedown ( if it is one sided) across the glue.

Before laying the ribbon down, separate the cardboard about a half inch, then lay the ribbon facedown ( if it is one sided) across the glue.

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Begin marking with pencil and ruler marks at 3", 6" and 9".  Do this on all 4 sides.

Begin marking with pencil and ruler marks at 3", 6" and 9". Do this on all 4 sides.

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Once all 4 sides are measured and marked draw a pencil line vertically and horizontally at the 3",6" and 9" mark.

Once all 4 sides are measured and marked draw a pencil line vertically and horizontally at the 3",6" and 9" mark.

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Your marked paper will look like this.

Your marked paper will look like this.

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Use a paper cutter if you have on or use scissors to cut the paper into 4  12"  strips

Use a paper cutter if you have on or use scissors to cut the paper into 4 12" strips

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They cut pieces will look like this

They cut pieces will look like this

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According fold your pieces first folding away than towards you. Crease the folds as you go.

According fold your pieces first folding away than towards you. Crease the folds as you go.

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Lay all 4 pieces out in the shape of a "W"

Lay all 4 pieces out in the shape of a "W"

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Using the glue join the backs of the 4 strips to create one long strip. Allow time to dry.

Using the glue join the backs of the 4 strips to create one long strip. Allow time to dry.

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Glue the backside of each end to the inside of the cover.

Glue the backside of each end to the inside of the cover.

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Voilá!

Voilá!

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Your book is ready for the author and illustrator!

Your book is ready for the author and illustrator!

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Enjoy! And tie shut when finished.

Enjoy! And tie shut when finished.

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