How to Bind Your Own Books {DIY}

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Make a simple book so students can write stories in their own bound and published book with this DIY project!

How to Bind Your Own Books in your classroom

Here’s how to bind your own writer’s workshop books.

For this book binding project you’ll need:

  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Craft Paper / Construction Paper
  • Copy Paper
  • Scissors

Teach Junkie: Bind your Own Books {DIY}

Don’t you love the finished look? A book that feels and looks like a real book. They will love to put their completed work inside.

I’ll show you how to fold the paper and get it prepared to place into the book jacket over on my blog.

Teach Junkie: Bind your Own Books {DIY}

Step 4: Cut cardboard to fit your craft paper. Glue front, back and a spine.

Teach Junkie: Bind your Own Books {DIY}

Step 5: Fold printer paper in half. Glue back to back. Then glue to cardboard in book.

Teach Junkie: Bind your Own Books {DIY}

Step 6: Finally students can write their own stories in their own bound and published book!

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