Mini Books

Posted in: Cards Crafts Eid Gift-Making Uncategorized May 2 2013


This is the second class that I worked with in Mauritania. We made mini books and mini lanterns with this class.







  • decorative card stock¬†
  • white paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors



  1. Cut mini book covers to 2 1/2″ x 5″
  2. Cut the spines to 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  3. Cut the white paper to 2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ Use up to 4 sheets.
  4. Fold decorative book cover in half
  5. Fold spine in half
  6. Fold all of the inside sheets, one at a time in half. 
  7. Run glue along the folded edge of the white sheets, then place one inside another then into the book cover.
  8. Glue the backside of the book spine and place on the folded edge of the book.


*When I made these with the kids we made the books a little bigger. We also secured the pages into the book in a different way. We used embroidery floss to sew the spine and cover to the inside sheets.