Saturday, December 16, 2006

One sheet, eight page booklet

Ms. Cookie over at Math Teacher Mambo wrote about a one sheet, eight page booklet. She gave a verbal description, but a commenter asked for visual help.

I make a booklet like this for every long trip we take. They are hand for recording mileage, state license plates seen, silly quotes overheard, and more.

Fold the paper into eighths as shown.

Fold it the "hamburger" way and tear or cut the middle section from center fold to the quarter fold, as shown.

Unfold the paper. The cut should look like this.

Stand the paper up the "hot dog" way. Hold the left and right edges and start to press your hands towards each other. The middle will start to buckle.

The paper will continue to buckle.

When the center, buckling diamond has collapsed, lay the piece down.

Put your hand under the left hand side and fold it over to the right. You are now touching the cover of your new little booklet.

Your booklet should look like this when you are done.


Mrs. Temple said...

Thank you sooo much! I couldn't figure out where she was making the slits.

I really appreciate the visual!

Heidicrafts said...

You're welcome.

Katherine said...

This was a great description. I just made one. Fun!