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Assembling an Accordion Book

  1. Collect materials: print outs, glue stick, tape, scissors or paper cutter, and cereal box.
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  2. Cut pages into strips.
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  3. Fold each page in half with the words outside.
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  4. Fold each half to the center.
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  5. Tape adjacent pages together from the back side.
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  6. Fold along the taped edges so the entire book zigzags like an accordion.
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  7. Cut two covers from the cereal box, slightly bigger than the folded book.
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  8. Tape the covers together (colored tape used for visibility).
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  9. Put glue on one end page and glue onto the cover, near the center. Repeat on other side.*
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  10. Read with your family!
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Another tutorial that may help you is at Making Books.

* Yes, I did this in the other order. You shouldn’t.