Wednesday, September 1, 2010

No-Staple No-Glue Mini Album

I have seen all these wonderful mini albums being created, so I decided to try one but with a twist. Since I teach school, I decided to take one of my favorite foldables and create an album for a weekend project. It is called the No-Staple No-Glue booklet.

1. First take a double sided 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and cut it in half.

2. Next fold each piece in half. We call it a hamburg fold (not the long way which is a hot dog fold.)

3. Then you take only one piece and trim off the crease. Begin cutting about 1/2 inch from the bottom and stop about 1/2 inch from the top. DO NOT cut off the entire crease.

4. Next you take the other piece of paper and trim about 1/2 inch from the top and 1/2 inch from the bottom. DO NOT cut the entire piece in half. I tell my students it looks like walking feet.

5. Then you roll that piece (it is actaully called a burrito roll not a fold) and slide it into the other piece of paper that had the crease cut out.
6. Unroll the piece and it will flatten out into a mini album. Fold the pages any way you like depending on what color cover you want.
7. Add decorations and frames to any of the pages as desired.
Since it is a 3 day weekend, I want to work in the backyard as long as it is not 100 degrees or raining. I am going to use this mini album for before and after pictures. I am going to add a title and then captions to each image.
I hope you give this album a try and  let me know what you think. PLEASE BE HONEST! If you need better instructions I will edit. My students usually watch me once and can do it again on their own. They love these and you will too.
Good Luck!
Georgiana  : )


  1. I love these little books and have made them with my class before. I really need to see where I can fit it in my curriculum this year. I know the kids love to make them!

  2. This is very neat, thanks for posting it. I am definitely going to have to give this a try.

  3. WOw that really cool. Tfs and have a great day. :)

  4. I've loved making booklets for my kids this way, but haven't made one for myself. What a clever idea!

    TFS, Cheryl @


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