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make a tiny story book
story planning frame in three steps, and a differentiated outline for making a tiny book by folding and cutting a piece of A4 paper. If you've never made a book like this before: fold the paper in half, in half again, in half again, so it is divided into eighths, make sure the corners match up as closely as possible and form sharp creases. Unfold the paper, then fold in half across the length. (so it is A5 size) then CUT into the folded edge, up to the first page division. When you re-open it, it should have a slit shaped opening along the centre. Fold the paper over along its length, (so it's long and thin) and the slit is along the crease. holding it at each end, push the two sides in towards the middle, so that the cut 'hole' opens into a diamond shape- continue pushing together so that the cut closes vertically, instead of horizontally as it was originally. push the pages around to form a book shape, with the front and back covers on the outside, and three pages inside. it sounds complex, but when you've done it once or twice, its easy and obvious, and kids love making them


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