Project Pointers: Booklets
Booklets are the chameleon of paper projects. They can be used as pamphlets to convey information or make an argument, as flyers to advertise a local political candidate, or they can simply be a great craft for kids.
Whatever you decide to fill them with, booklets are as simple as a few sheets of paper bound together, typically with paper covers. The best thing about booklets is that they don’t require any other supplies – all you need is paper!
What Kind of Paper Should You Use?
You’ll need two kinds of paper to create a booklet – a lighter weight paper for the inside, and a heavier weight paper for the covers. We recommend using text or writing paper for the inside of your booklet, and cover weight paper for the covers (cover weight paper for covers? How surprising!).
Your booklet can contain as many pages as you want or need. The Paper Mill Store offers a large range of papers that are perfect for inside your booklet and its covers. Check out the full list here.
We also have free downloadable templates that will make building your booklet a bit easier. Just download the template and get ready to print!
|Suggested Sheet Size||Final Project Size||Free Downloadable Template|
|8.5″ x 11″||5.5″ x 8.5″ (8 pages)|
|11″ x 17″||8.5″ x 11″ (8 pages)|
One Sheet Wonders
You don’t need multiple sheets of paper to make a booklet! You can easily make a small booklet with only one sheet of paper. Watch this video to learn how to turn a single 8.5” x 11” page into an 8 page booklet.
These “One Sheet Wonders” are a great craft for kids – they’re super easy to make, and they can be filled with whatever occupies your child’s imagination!
You can even turn your simple single-sheet 8 page booklet into a great homemade card for your loved ones! Here’s some inspiration to get you started.
All you need to make a bigger booklet is more paper! These simple booklets don’t require tape, staples, glue, or thread to bind, which makes them the perfect option for a simple kids craft or even a more complicated memory book, photo album, or brochure! Here’s a video tutorial that shows you how to make a multi-page booklet.
Capture Your Memories
If you want to make a memory book with mounted photos and embellishments, we recommend using a heavier weight paper. Here are a few paper suggestions:
No memory is too small for a memory book. Try documenting your kid’s first day of school, graduation day, or family trip. You could even create a beautiful booklet that showcases your best friend’s wedding day! They’ll love it till death do you part.
There is no limit to what you can put in a booklet! The Paper Mill Store has a paper that is perfect for any project, from handmade childrens’ stories to promotional pamphlets.