Small Wonders for the Weekend: Quick Books

 bigger books

Some days I end up needing a little break from consuming content, and want to create some instead – a chance to attend to some thoughts for myself or capture a few to share with a friend or two.

These little books fill that need.  The form is simple, the content is up to you.  They require two hands to fold, a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper, a pair of scissors, some writing/drawing/painting utensils, and your very own mind.

Directions

Fold your paper so it looks like this:      IMG_0268

Cut as shown:       IMG_0269

Grasp the fold near the cut, one hand on each side, and pull outward:   IMG_0270

It will look like this:    IMG_0271

Then fold into a book shape and crease:   IMG_0274

You can add all that you wish after you fold, or mark the paper in some way and then fold…and add some more- just keep the marked side out as you complete the book.  Want to mail one to Mindport?  Pop it in an envelope addressed to 210 W. Holly St. Bellingham, WA 98225.  I’ll post them here, and send you a little something back by mail.

For this and other books – quick and otherwise – see How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-Kind Book by Esther K. Smith, Potter Craft, 2007. 

-Tallie Jones