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How to make mini booklets from one sheet of paper

How to make mini 6 pages books from one sheet of paper

Recently my son went to a fanzine meeting and made a few booklets from one sheet of paper. I found this to be an awesome idea!

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This is a very simple yet very fun and versatile technique that could find many applications

You could use these booklets as :

  • Mini coloring books – I find big coloring books a bit overwhelming because of the time it would take but am ready for a mini coloring book 🙂
  • Gift tags
  • Birthday cards
  • Business cards if you are patient 🙂
  • Mini pamphlets

Here is how to make a booklet from one sheet of paper

 

1-Print the blank template

I am using this blank template to know where to draw (click on the picture to download a PDF). The areas where you can draw are very light grey rectangles, they will show more if you print that page:

2-Print or look at the template with page numbers for reference

You can use the following template to know what each area will be on your booklet (click on the picture to download a PDF) :

3- Draw in each space.

You can make one drawing per space or make a big drawing over two consecutive pages.you can make a drawing that goes over 2 consecutive pages

You can make a drawing that goes over 2 consecutive pages

4- Fold your paper

Once you have drawn on all the spaces, your sheet of paper will look something like that.

 

everyday little treasures mini booklet by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

If you want to print this booklet to use it as a mini coloring book, click on the image and you will be redirected to a PDF file you can download.

Fold your paper in half lengthwise, fold again in half 2 times.

Unfold everything.

Fold again your paper in half lengthwise, so you can cut the area marked with a grey line on the template:

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Open the space where you just cut the paper to finish the book.

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5- Glue the pages together (optional)

you can glue the pages of the booklet together

Once you have a good idea of how to fold the page, you can glue the pages together to make the mini-book a bit neater.

you can trim the sides of the booklet

You can also trim the sides as they usually will be a bit uneven.

A mini Christmas booklet to print

I made a mini Christmas themed coloring book that you are welcome to download. You can use it as a mini coloring book, Christmas card or as a gift tag.free mini coloring book download

download free christmas gift tag

If you want to print this booklet to use it as a mini coloring book, click on the image and you will be redirected to a PDF file you can download.

A Booklet Business card

You could also use this template to make a booklet-business card:

I will be happy to hear from you in the comments. Share your ideas,  ask any question or share pictures of the mini booklets you made or you colored.

 

How to make mini 6 pages books from one sheet of paper
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