This folding and cutting method works even with thin cardstock.
Printed on cardstock, these Mini Colouring Books are sturdy enough to hold in you hand while colouring – perfect for mini breaks wherever you are!
Take your time to align the edges and corners exactly and to sharpen the creases – you’ll be rewarded with a neat small booklet.
- Place the paper horizontally (as landscape format) and printed side down on a hard surface.
- Fold lengthwise: Start pressing down in the middle, then rub the fold with your thumbs outwards. Keep an eye on edges and corners, they like to slip. Then, again from the middle outwards, sharpen the crease by smoothening it with a flat fingernail, that is not with the edge of the nail as this might result in marks on the paper.
- Open the paper and flip printed side up. Place it vertically (as portrait format) in front of you.
- Fold across.
- Open again and flip printed side down. Keep it vertical.
- Fold the bottom corners right up to the middle crease. When using cardstock you will notice that the sharp crease actually creates a sort of barrier against which you can slide and align the edge of the paper; so you don’t cover the crease.
- Open and turn the paper 180°.
- Again, fold the bottom corners towards the middle crease.
- Starting above the cover image and ending at the middle crease, cut right on the lengthwise fold.
- Folding the booklet should come almost naturally: Hold the paper so the cover image is at the bottom left corner. Counting the cover image as page 1, fold page 4 and 5 backwards = to the left.
- Then fold the top pages backwards = downwards. Fold the remaining pages as they want.
- If necessary, sharpen the creases again.