Make an Accordion Book Craft

Accordion books are great for stories about opposites. Here's how to make this unique book craft.
By Artescape in Sonoma, CA



Make an Accordion Book Craft

Watch how to make the accordion book craft!

What You Will Need:

  • 2 strips of mounting-weight paper, 4" x 18"
  • Hole punch
  • Needle and thread
  • Two hard covers (get instructions on how to make these here)


  1. Fold each strip in half width-wise (do one at a time). Open back up.
  2. Accordion-fold your strips into 8 sections.
  3. Flatten and stack your strips. Punch three holes in every other crease. 
  4. Sew each crease as in the pamphlet book above. 
  5. Stand your accordion up. Glue the covers to each end.  

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