A few people have requested a tutorial on the mini origami book that I posted about a few months ago.
Here is my new video tutorial for the books, it is a little simpler, but if you prefer a photo tutorial, keep scrolling
To view the tutorial, click on the first image, it should enlarge. You can use the arrows on the left to navigate. To exit the image, click on the white space around the images.
I used 6×6 inch paper to start with.
1 piece of 6×6 inch colour paper for the cover, 4 peices of white for the pages.
Fold one of the white squares in half.
Cut the square in half using the last crease…
Align one of the half’s onto the other squares, and cut the whole lot at once… or you could do one by one.
A bunch of halfs! you will need 7 to make a book with 10 pages.
Fold a half in half again
Fold it again
And twice more, so it looks liek a spikey number 3, or a W.
Do all 7 pieces. Make sure they are all one way up.
An easy mistake, make sure you don’t join them like this.
Join them so that the right hand one over laps the left.
Keep joining them together, you can see that the far left edge will be tucked into the cover.
They are all joined.
I like to squash mine, and optionally glue them together where they join.
You should have this.
Cut the coloured paper for the cover in half.
Take the clip off the pages and wrap the cover around them.
It should be like a sandwich! align it so that you have equal space on each side and equal lengths for to tuck in.
You can squash the spine of the book now.
Here is where you crease the spine.
Fold one edge over and make a crease.
Unfold. You can further define these creases and make sure they are even.
Fold this flap over at the last crease you made.
Fold the cover and align the 2 edges together.
Fold the other flap over so that it is the same length as the other one.
This is what you should have.
Make sure that your pages fit in perfectly and re-fold it if its too long.
Hold the pages in the centre of the cover.
with a pen or pencil, mark where the book comes up to
This is where you cut.
Fold these flaps in.
Fold the 2 flaps in so you get this.
Slot the far left end of the pages into the cover.
You should have this, Slot the other end in to the cover.
It will spring out like this!
Mine was a bit too long on one edge so I unfolded it and made it shorter.
Here is what you should have, and here is how small it is compared to the 6×6 inch paper!
You should squash your books somewhere so that they loose they’re springiness!!! You can see that different sized paper will make lots of different sized books, it is very addicting.
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Hi! I'm Chrissy and I run this website, I'm 28 and I live in Australia, with my husband and daughter. I've been blogging here since 2009 and I try to post about once a week, sometimes more, sometimes less.
My day job is graphic designer & web developer. Other things about me: I love sci-fi series and films 👽, vampire themed dramas 👻, Japanese anime, Korean dramas and K-pop. I have 2 pet bunnies 🐰, my favourite food is strawberries 🍓, I'm vegan 💚 and love the beach 🌊. I also love painting with acrylics, needle felting 💕 and crocheting cute amigurumis. 🎨