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How To Make an Eight Page Book
Out of a Single Sheet of Paper

Here are eight panels of artwork printed on one side of a single sheet of paper. With some trimming, folding, and cutting, we will transform this sheet into the eight pages, including the front and back cover, of a tiny book.

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The first thing to do is to trim off the excess paper from the edges.

Here's the first fold you should make, dividing the page in half.

Unfold the sheet, and fold it in half along the other dimension.

Unfold it again, and then fold the page into quarters. Here's one fold. . .

And here's the next. You have now created creases along the edges of each of the panels that will become the pages of the book.

Unfold the sheet, and make a slice between the tops of the center four panels. You're cutting from one red arrow to the other.

Fold the sheet together, so that the two strips of panels are back to back.

And then find the front and back cover, and crease the book into its final shape. A tiny book!