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Magic Book

Total Time Needed:30 Minutes or less

"This is so perfect for a short little story or a poem (do one line per page), or a comic book," says author and artist Keri Smith. "It's something that can be finished, photocopied, and then given out as a little 'zine."

The Magic Book idea was published in a different form in "Tear Up This Book," by Keri Smith, American Girl Publishing, Inc., ©2005.

Materials

  • Paper

Instructions

Magic Book step 1

1. Turn the page in half lengthwise, then open it flat again.

Magic Book step 2

2. Fold it in half in the other direction, then open it flat again.

Magic Book step 3

3. Fold the bottom up to meet the middle, then open it flat again.

Magic Book step 4

4. Fold the top down to meet the middle, then open it again.

Magic Book step 5

5. Fold in half vertically again and cut a very thin slit.

Magic Book step 6

6. Holding each end, push them together so you can see througth the slit. (Make a box shape.)

Magic Book step 7

7. Push the ends in further until it looks like a plus sign.

Magic Book step 8

8. Flatten it so you have two "pages" on each side.

Magic Book step 9

9. Fold the whole thing in half. You now have your very own book!

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