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How to Make a Trifold Minibook

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Simple folds make one handy book.

A trifold is one of the simplest and most versatile minibook out there.

It's called a trifold because it's folded in thirds just like you fold a letter to put into an envelope.

This lapbook option can be large or small. With lots of empty space inside, trifolds are a good option for most any topic of study.

Directions

How To Make a Trifold Minibook

Take any rectangular shaped sheet of paper, and fold it evenly into thirds. This book works well with any thickness of paper from copy paper to cardstock.


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Here is the book closed.

The simple trifold can get fancy with a few alterations. For example, here I trim the closed book, adding a head shape at top.



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Add in some simple drawings and you have a great trifold appropriate for a biographical minibook.


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The book has lots of space for adding content.


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Trifold Variations

cut your trifold to resemble some special shape, thus creating a shaped trifold

change the orientation -- open horizontally or vertically

use colored or patterned paper

cut small or large; use different shapes of paper

Trifold Book Directions - from Live & Learn

Minibook Poll

Trifold Variations - from Live & Learn

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anonymous on November 11, 2012:

@groovyoldlady: i can definitely agree!they were so helpful and so easy to understand!

anonymous on May 25, 2009:

good. i like it

nekoneko on April 07, 2009:

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groovyoldlady on October 27, 2008:

Perfect. I love the clear directions and all the examples of finished books. There's so much creative potential here!