Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mini Doll Books


Made from scratch paper and recycled cereal boxes, these mini doll books are as earth-friendly as they are fun! Just cut, prep, staple, and you're set. Make several at once so your child can write a thrilling series for their dolly friends to read.

Note: I originally published this tutorial in my portfolio, but over the next little while I'll be working on re-publishing these tutorials here just to simplify things and keep it all together.

You will need:

  1. An empty cereal box
  2. Scratch paper
  3. A stapler & staples
  4. Rotary cutting supplies

Not pictured: ruler for rotary cutter, rotary cutting mat


From cereal box, cut book cover  to 3" tall x 6" wide.

To score book cover, use rotary cutter as you usually would, but only press blade through the surface of the cardboard. Do not cut all the way through.
Score book cover at 2 1/2", 3", and 3 1/2".

Cut scratch paper to 10 pieces measuring 3" tall x 2 3/4" wide.

Fold book cover at center (3") scoring line.

Sandwich paper in between book cover, making sure all edges are aligned along open sides.



Staple book together just inside the 1/2" scoring lines.


Finished! Press cover open along 1/2" scoring lines and write your masterpiece!

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