|An Accordion Book
An accordion book is one folded into several equal sections.
Covers are attached at both ends, and ribbon may be glued under
the back cover, if desired. The safest way to get even spaces, is
to fold the strip in half, fold each half in half again, to make a
four page book. Or continue folding in halves for an 8 page book.
Refold the strip in alternate valley and mountain folds.
The pages may then be written on, stamped or otherwise
Measure and cut two covers ¼" larger in both
directions. Glue the back of the first section, and apply the
front cover, being careful to center it. Apply glue to the back of
the last section, lay a length of ribbon crosswise, and apply glue
to the ribbon, and attach the back cover. The covers may be
decorated if desired. Fold the accordion, tie the bow, and the
book is finished.
The accordion may be printed on the computer. Do not fold the
strip. Check the printer so see what the minimum width is, and put
the strip of paper in the printer. Go to File, Page set up,
Landscape, Width (which will be the long way of your paper), and
Height. Set the margins you wish for each page. Go to format,
Columns, and change the little 1 to 4 or whatever size you have
chosen. Pick the font you wish. Then you will automatically be
able to write in the spaces, which will be the pages, after it is
printed and folded. Fold evenly as above, and apply the covers.