By Noreen Doll.
Make a fun Mini Halloween Pocket Book and fill it with insects, bats, ghosts, and more!
This cute book only needs one sheet of double sided scrap booking paper to make.
Or if you don’t have double sided paper, read on to see what I did.
Wouldn’t these make great Halloween party favors for kids, or prizes for any birthday party in October!
Another fun idea would be to put a witch paper doll in 1 pocket and her clothes and accessories in the other pockets
Or use a boy or girl paper doll and fill the pockets with costumes for them to wear.
1 Sheet Double Sided Scrap Booking Paper
Two 2 1/2 by 12 Inch Strips of Coordinating Paper (Optional)
2 Large Binder Rings
Double Sided Tape
Critters to Fill Pockets. I found this bag of 36 Creatures at the Dollar Store.
How to Make a Mini Halloween Pocket Book
1. Follow the instructions for making the Basic Folded One Sheet Pocket Book.
However, if you are using paper that is white on the back side and want to add some color, stop after step 6 of the Basic Folded Pocket Book above, and do step 2 below before continuing.
2. Add the coordinating colored strip on both sides of the center line as shown here. Each plain orange strip is 2 1/2 inches by 12 inches.
Apply double sided tape all along the edges on the back of the colored strip, and down the center.
Carefully apply each strip as it appears in the photo.
3. Fold the paper in half lengthwise.
4. Accordian fold each side of the paper,
and then fold it like this.
5. Apply tape as shown in step 9 of the basic instructions.
The folded book will look like this.
6. Punch holes about 1 inch in from the top and bottom edges of the book.
7. Add binder rings. Be sure to use a large size to accommodate the added bulk of the pocket fillers.
Finish with fun Halloween critters in the pockets to thrill kids of all ages. Be sure kids are old enough to handle small parts safely.
Bone-apart is taking a keen interest in the new book!
It would be fun to add a folded dollar bill to one of the pockets.
Instead of buying pocket fillers, make your own creatures. Or have the kids help you with them.
Shrink plastic creatures would be fun to make.
Other great Halloween creatures for the pockets could be witches, mummies, Jack-O-Lanterns, and Frankie.