A thin metal
straight-edge ruler and/or bone folder. Make fold lines by
pressing against edge of the ruler.
1 small black
quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear
A glue stick
Small piece of
aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
artist's paint brush to apply glue
Cut out the three long page strips.
Fan fold all page strips taking care that the raw
edges line up perfectly.
Use the glue stick and carefully add a layer of glue
to the back side of the first strip. Make sure to
reach the edges of the strip.
One-by-one, press the blank sides of the pages
together. Be careful to align the raw edges of the
pages as perfectly as possible.
Repeat the last couple
of steps to the second and third page strips.
Stack the three completed pages strips in order and
carefully line up the stack's perimeter edges. Pinch
pages with the black office clip leaving the spine
side exposed. To prevent the clip from denting the
book's pages, sandwich a lightweight piece of
cardboard between the clip and the book.
Use the artist's brush to paint a thick even coat of
glue to the length of the pages. Set aside to dry
The slide box is easy to assemble. Complete the four
folds and then glue the tab to the inside blank
surface of the slide box as shown. Allow glue to
Move now to the book's cover and fold the four
perimeter tabs. Try to crease the folds exactly
along the fold lines. Use the metal straight-edge
ruler to press a clean straight crease. Paint glue
to the tabs and press down.
9. Use the
straight-edge ruler and press creases along both
edges of the spine area. Use the spine's guidelines
found on the printed side of the cover to ensure
that the spine area is the correct width for the
Now cut out the
book's end boards and glue in place as shown in the
10. Return to the
stack of pages. Remove the black office clip, and
paint another layer of glue along the spine area.
11. Press the stack of
pages carefully in place onto the cover's spine
area. DO NOT CLOSE BOOK!
Notice how the book is
propped between the keys of the PC keyboard. The
point is to keep the spine in contact with the pages
without closing the book's cover. If the book cover
is closed against the pages, you risk getting glue
on the front and final pages of the book--and that
would ruin the pages.
12. Wrap dust cover at
spine, making sure that the title on dust cover is
centered to spine of the book . Tuck dust cover
flaps in place. The book is complete!
13. Slide the book
into its box, and the project is complete!