Published: April 27, 2020

Looking for a new craft activity to try while at home? Conservators in-training, rejoice! The University Libraries' Preservation unit and the Book Arts League of Lafayette, Colorado can teach you how to make a single sheet pamphlet to further your crafting skills during Preservation Week. To get started you will need is a piece of paper—computer, notebook or construction paper will do—a ruler, a pair of scissors and a pencil. 

1. Draw one horizontal line across the paper and three vertical lines evenly spaced apart. Number the pages to keep track.

Pamphlet 1

2. Fold the paper in half lengthwise, then unfold. 

Pamphlet 2

3. Fold in half crosswise, then fold each short end back to the middle fold. Open folds out, leaving page folded in half crosswise.

Pamphlet 3

Pamphlet 4

4. Cut in from the fold, following the crease from Step 1. Stop when you reach the next fold line, then unfold. 

Pamphlet 5

Pamphlet 6

5. Fold in half lengthwise then push ends together, allowing the center section to move apart. Fold together to form a book.

Pamphlet 7

Pamphlet 8

Pamphlet 9

6. Complete! Now you are ready to draw and write your pamphlet. Make it your own!