How to make a cot-book with your hands from paper?

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  • Standard model
  • Two-sided model
  • Semi-circular model
  • Fabric model
  • Folding bed with own hands

The child, who turned a year, becomes very curious, he begins to show interest in everything, including books. Mom, in turn, should not only support the baby in his endeavor, but also help him to know the world around him. Therefore, given the child's age and his impatience, all "try for a tooth," the purchased versions of books are short-lived. In order not to constantly spend money in second-hand booksellers, it is enough to learn how to make a clamshell book with your own hands from paper, and apply this knowledge in practice. The benefit of this option is not only in its budget, but in the fact that you will do it with pleasure and with love.

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Getting ready for the job

The process of producing such books is not complicated by itself. Before you get started, you should determine what information you want to convey, respectively - what pictures should be placed in it, what to look for the baby. Choose images that will suit the age of your child. Pictures and drawings you can take from the Internet, and you can use the "surviving" fragments of children's books.

Important! When a child thumbs through and scans the pages, he improves fine motor skills.

There are a lot of examples of such books. Therefore, you will not be difficult to pick up what your kid needs. We bring to your attention the most popular and easy-to-manufacture ways of how to make a cot-book.

Important! Subjects can be the most diverse: from studying pets and ending with fragments of fairy tales.

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Standard model

Such a clamshell book is the easiest to manufacture. It is best to use it to teach flowers and shapes.

In order to do it, you need to prepare:

  • colored sheets of paper;
  • drawings;
  • watercolor or acrylic paints;
  • adhesive tape;
  • adhesive;
  • scissors.

Important! The paper must have a high density. If not, use cardboard.

When everything is ready, let's get to work:

  1. You need to cut out different shapes from colored paper: triangles, squares, circles, rhombs, etc. You choose the size yourself. You can cut out large figures - they will be the very page of the book, and you can - small, respectively - then they are glued to the base.
  2. You paste on your base( an empty paper sheet) your figures and pictures. If your cut shapes are pages of the book, then pasted on their surface previously prepared pictures.
  3. When everything is dry, you can fasten the page with adhesive tape.

Important! This version of the clamshell book with your own hands made of paper can also be made from cloth. Instead of the basis for the pages, you can use the same cardboard or monophonic fabric, and for different shapes - colored scraps.

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Two-sided model

In order for the fairy tale to be more interesting to your baby, we suggest you recreate its plot using 3D pictures.

You will need:

  • colored paper;
  • paper heroes of a fairy tale( you can draw them yourself);
  • paper blanks in the form of flowers, trees and houses( it all depends on the plot);
  • adhesive;
  • Scotch tape.


  1. You should fasten the sheets of the future book with glue or tape.
  2. For each page we plot the plot you need. In order for the drawing to be voluminous, apply the adhesive not to the whole surface of the paper man, but to its middle. Thanks to this trick, you will get a 3D picture.

Important! Flowers, houses, clothes of paper dolls can be made from colored scraps of cloth. If you have a plastic beetle or a butterfly somewhere, you can also glue them. For example, the stems and leaves of the flower are painted, and the bud is made of cloth. Plant your beetle or butterfly on one of the petals.

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Semi-circular model

To make such a clamshell book from paper with your own hands is very simple. A braid, which you can also do on your own, will serve as an excellent decor.

Important! This clamshell is multifunctional. It can be used not only in the form of children's books, but also for photo albums or even diaries.

You will need:

  • colored sheets of paper;
  • decorative paper( it is sold in shops for creativity);Compasses and pencil;
  • transparent adhesive tape or glue;
  • silk ribbon( can be satin).


  1. Cut 2 circles of colored paper about 10 centimeters in diameter.
  2. On the already cut circles, draw 4 triangles.
  3. Fold in half, while the upper part is secured in the form of an angle, and the bottom - we fold it inside.
  4. Inside we decorate with various figures and pictures. The upper part is decorated with decorative paper.
  5. We attach silk braid to each page.

Important! The focus of this method is that if you pull the tape, the book closes itself.

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Fabric model

Excellent replacement for expensive clamshells, and for a kid it's just a godsend. To create a fabric clamshell, you need:

  • thick cardboard;
  • fabric;
  • necessary accessories( beads, buttons, patches, etc.);
  • tight threads and needles.

Getting Started:

  1. Cut the cardboard into several identical square sheets.
  2. Each cardboard box is covered with a cloth on both sides. Secure the side part with a thread.
  3. Each page is decorated with accessories, and from the scraps you create appliqués.
  4. You fix the pages of the book with a thread.

Important! When creating a tissue book, use felt. This is a fairly dense material, while interesting to the touch.

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Folding-clamshell folder with own hands

To create such a clamshell you need:

  • 4 sheets of thick cardboard;
  • 4 pieces of wallpaper, size 26 * 32 centimeters;
  • fabric for gluing wallpaper;
  • adhesive;
  • 4 files;
  • double-sided adhesive tape.

Important! You can use boxboard, only beforehand it needs to be cut into rectangles measuring 28 * 36 centimeters.

How to create a craft:

  • Cut the fabric into strips measuring 36 * 5 centimeters( 7 pieces) and 115 * 5 centimeters( 2 pieces).
  • We connect the cardboard sheets: glue the connections between the cardboard fabric strips with a gap of about 1 centimeter.

Important! When gluing the joints, consider the distance between the sheets of cardboard, since in the future they will have to be folded.

  • Next, glue the sides. Leave for several hours to dry.
  • Glue the prepared wallpaper sheets. Try to glue in the center. Leave for another couple of hours to dry.
  • From the files, gently trim the white edge.
  • Use two-sided adhesive tape to secure the files.

That's it, the clamshell book from the cardboard with your own hands is ready. You can now print and attach to the files any pictures and information.

Important! Try to use the basis of light colors for the basis, colorful and bright ornaments fit the fabric edge.

Every loving mother wants the best for her child. Therefore, creating a folding book with your own hands, you invest your love in it. For a baby this will be the best gift, and the knowledge of the world will become even more interesting.