Free Fold-Alongs

Join MCBA Lead Teaching Artist Madeline Garcia for a Virtual Fold-Along—a free book arts lesson for kids of all ages! Learn a unique book structure every Friday at 11:00am CDT on Facebook Live. Gather your simple household materials ahead of time with the help of the following lists.



 
You’ll need these materials to follow along and make your own Tower Pop-Up Book:

          • One – 7 X 11 in. sheet of paper (preferably cardstock)
          • One – 4 ½ X 11 in. sheet of paper (preferably cardstock)
          • Scissors, ruler, glue stick, pencil, bone folder (or ruler or popsicle stick), additional scrap paper for gluing


 
You’ll need these materials to follow along and make your own Dos-á-Dos Book:

          • One – 4 X 11 in. sheet of paper (preferably card stock)
          • Ten – 5 ½ X 4 in. sheet of paper
          • Two – 12 in. pieces of string
          • Embroidery needle, pencil, 4 paper clips, awl (or thumbtack), unused sponge (optional), ruler, bone folder (or popsicle stick or ruler)

Archived Virtual Fold-Alongs

Join MCBA Lead Teaching Artist Madeline Garcia for a free virtual book arts lesson! These twenty-minute projects can be assembled with simple household materials and are perfect for all skill levels.


You’ll need these simple household materials to follow along and make your own Hidden Page Book:

          • One – 8½ x 11 in. sheet of paper cut in half longwise to 4 1/4x 11
          • Two – 2 11/16 x 4 1/4 in. sheets of paper for hidden page inserts
          • Two – 3 x 4 ½ in. sheets of paper (for covers, optional)
            *preferable if papers are different colors
          • Pencil, scissors, glue stick (for covers, optional), bone folder (or popsicle stick or ruler), additional scrap paper for gluing

You’ll need these simple household materials to follow along and make your own Sewn Pamphlet Book:

          • Eight – 8 ½ x 11 in. sheets of paper
          • One – 9 x 11 ½ in. sheet of paper
          • One 25 in. piece of thread or string
          • Embroidery needle, pencil, 4 paper clips, awl (or thumbtack), unused sponge (optional), bone folder (or popsicle stick or ruler)

You’ll need these simple household materials to follow along and make your own Pop-Out Card:

          • One – 7 x 10 in. sheet of paper
          • One – 6 x 9 in. sheet of paper (both preferably cardstock)
          • Scissors, glue stick, pencil, bone folder (or ruler or popsicle stick), additional scrap paper for gluing


You’ll need these simple household materials to follow along and make your own Petal Fold Book:

          • Five – 8 ½ x 8 ½ in. squares of paper (differently colored)
          • Two – 4 ½ x 4 ½ in. sheets of paper (for covers)
          • Glue stick, pencil, bone folder (or popsicle stick or ruler), additional scrap paper for gluing

You’ll need these simple household materials to follow along and make your own Tunnel Book:

          • One – 4 ¼ x 11 in. sheet of paper for front cover
          • One – 4 ¼ x 5 ½ in. sheet of paper for back cover
          • Two – 4 ¼ x 3 in. sheets of paper for spines
          • Glue stick, pencil, ruler, bone folder (or popsicle stick or ruler), additional scrap paper for gluing

You’ll need these simple household materials to follow along and make your own Flag Book:

          • Two – 8 ½ x 5 ½ in. paper covers
          • One – 8 ½ x 8 ½ in. paper spine
          • Nine – 2 ⅝ x 5 ¼ in. paper rectangles for flags (variety of colors preferable)
          • Glue stick, pencil, bone folder (or popsicle stick or ruler), additional scrap paper for gluing


You’ll need these materials to follow along and make your own Portrait Pop-Out Card:

          • One – 7 x 10 in. sheet of paper (preferably cardstock)
          • One – 7 x 5 ½ in. sheet of paper (preferably cardstock)
          • Scissors, glue stick, pencil, bone folder (or ruler or popsicle stick), additional scrap paper for gluing and embellishing 


You’ll need these materials to follow along and make your own Circle Fold Book:

          • Eight – 5 x 5 in. sheets of paper (or one large sheet)
          • One – 6 x 6 in. sheet of heavy weight paper for covers (optional)
          • Compass (or bowl or quart container smaller than 5 x 5 in.) to draw circles
          • Glue stick, pencil, bone folder (or popsicle stick or ruler), additional scrap paper for gluing

You’ll need these materials to follow along and design your own Single-Sheet Book:

          • One 8 ½ X 11 in. sheet of paper

OR

          • One 11 X 17 in. sheet of paper