Cut 2 pieces of cardboard cut to 3.5" squares
Choose a piece of ribbon and cut to 20 inches or so
Place the cardboard squares together and run one line of glue or adhesive through the middle
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.
Begin marking with pencil and ruler marks at 3", 6" and 9". Do this on all 4 sides.
Once all 4 sides are measured and marked draw a pencil line vertically and horizontally at the 3",6" and 9" mark.
Your marked paper will look like this.
Use a paper cutter if you have on or use scissors to cut the paper into 4 12" strips
They cut pieces will look like this
According fold your pieces first folding away than towards you. Crease the folds as you go.
Lay all 4 pieces out in the shape of a "W"
Using the glue join the backs of the 4 strips to create one long strip. Allow time to dry.
Glue the backside of each end to the inside of the cover.
Your book is ready for the author and illustrator!
Enjoy! And tie shut when finished.
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