tutorial: snake book

Happy Tuesday! Today’s tutorial is all about snake books. I’ve also heard these called garland books.

Quick. Fun. Easy… and snake-like.



square pieces of paper (I used 6 in this tutorial)
tape or glue (I used 2-sided tape)
bone folder (optional)

Step 1: Fold the square in half.

Step 2: Fold the square in half the other way.

Step 3: Fold the square a third time, making a triangle.

Step 4: Invert the fold from step 3 in on itself…

Step 4 continued: …making a square a fourth of the size of your original square. Repeat steps 1-4 with the rest of your paper squares.

Note: I used a paper with a pattern on one side and a solid color on the other side (to make it easy to follow this tutorial). I folded half of my squares so the pattern is on the outside and half so the solid is on the outside. The variations here are endless. Keep reading to see how it affects the end product.

Step 5: Attach together with tape, making sure to attach the head to the tail each time.

Step 6 (optional): Add front and back covers. Follow the directions on the accordion book tutorial for how to make covers and then glue them on your snake book.

Step 7: Enjoy. Embellish. Share.

I think these make great cards. Or you could make these into invitations for a party. Or a note in your kiddo’s lunchbox.

After you make this, you will feel super cool. Happy book making!

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