How to Make Miniature Books from Craft Sticks Quick & Easy

You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

You won’t believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with just a large craft stick and some paper and glue and our free printable full of mini book covers! They can be used for a variety of projects but I wanted something tangible to go along with my Reading Challenge Kit that I was doing as part of our Casual Resolutions Goal Setting Kit I was using to help inspire me to read more this year.  Every time I finish a book I’ll add a tiny book to a necklace.  The free printable below has a variety of different book covers you can use. You can also make a cover out of any paper you like!   This incentive would be great for kids or teens too!

Miniature Books Supplies

 

Free Printable Download

Pdf
SAMPLE PAGES. THERE ARE MORE IN THE KIT THAN SHOWN

You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Instructions

Gather the minimal supplies required to make your mini book including the downloaded kit above.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Measure the jumbo craft stick to make the front and back cover of the book. The jumbo sticks are typically 1″ wide and you need to measure 5/8″ for the front and back.  So the total size is 1″ x 5/8″You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Cut the stick where marked. FYI Using scissors can make the wood crack. It is still usable but if you have a sharp craft knife and can score along the lines to snap them it will be easier. Also a very fine tooth craft saw would work.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Cut as many sets as you need for however many books you would like to make.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Print out the pages on our free download that you wish to use for the covers. You can also use your own paper!You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

This shows one of the covers cut out.
You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Using a thick craft glue or hot glue, glue inside each side of the cover.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Quickly place the wood cover and back onto each size, pressing flat so the glue does not leave lumps.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

There will be a gap in the middle, which is needed to glue the pages in.
You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Cut out the three sets of pages for each book you will make. You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Fold each one in half on the dotted line. Run a line of glue in the crease to attach each folded paper into the bottom one. Each book uses three sets.  If using lue, make sure to use very thin strips of glue to avoid bulk. You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

If you will be stringing your books onto a necklace or bracelet, a small paperclip works perfect for the loop. Unbend it and clip off as shown.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

On the back inner book place a small dab of hot glue.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Press the looped end of  the paperclip into the glue to hold.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Place a thin strip of hot glue down the inside center of your book.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Attack your combined inner pages to the strip of glue.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

If the pages stick out too far you can trim them as needed.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Optionally, for added effect you can cut a small piece of Washi tape or Duct tape to use as binding. You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Cut it the size needed.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

Wrap the tape along the end of the book. You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

The books can be used as charms. You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

They are also perfect for kids especially used as an incentive for our  Reading Challenge.You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers! You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make miniature books with a large craft stick, some paper, glue & our free printable full of book covers!

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Deb

    Hi, I love this craft. I would like to make the mini books for my niece for her dolls. I tried to download the pdf and while the page small squares were there, it was blank. No covers. Can you help?

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