Making a Simple Folded Sketchbook


Making a small “booklet” sketchbook out of a single piece of paper is a handy trick to have up your sleeve! These versatile sketchbooks can be made in a variety of sizes and used for drawing exercises, specific projects or even to accompany pupils on school trips.

 

Benefits:

  • Flexible – can be used to contain particular drawing exercises or to accompany specific projects.

  • Easy for even young children to make.

  • Keep them together to form one larger “sketchbook” or collection of smaller sketchbooks.

  • Once a booklet is filled, you have the option to open it out back to a single piece of paper to enjoy your drawings in a different format.

You will need:

  • A single sheet of paper.

Process:

1. Fold length ways.

Making a simple folded sketchbook

2. Unfold, then fold width ways.

Making a simple folded sketchbook

3. Fold width ways again.

Making a simple folded sketchbook

4. Unfold. Fold half way width ways once again and cut along the line to the first crease as shown.

Making a simple folded sketchbook

5. Turn the sheet over. Pinch the “hills”. Pull them out and down to fold the book. “Pages” will form – crease to secure.

Making a simple folded sketchbook

Making a simple folded sketchbook

Making a simple folded sketchbook


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