DIY Accordion Books

paper folded into an Accordion Book on teal background

Fold Paper Into Your Own Accordion Book: Ages 5+

Let your child’s imagination run wild with this silly and fun craft and drawing activity.


Accordion folding can be a great way to fortify sequencing with kids. It can be used as a teaching tool to explore cycles such as the butterfly cycle, seed to plants, or the water cycle.


  • Paper, an 8 ½ x 11 sheets cut in half longways can work great.
  • Drawing supplies: pens, pencils, markers, etc…


  1. Fold a long piece of paper like an accordion
  2. Let your child draw a cartoon story on each square
  3. They could have a title page, and an end page, or not!
  4. Try gluing pages together to make a longer book


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