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.
Such an incredibly adorable little book. Looks pretty straight forward to make. good tutorial. Saw lots of plastic bugs, etc. at Family $ tonight. Would like to make one of these books for fun of it. Happy weekend
Fran W says
Great idea! Thank you for sharing it!
These are darling! Just perfect for little hands! What a cute surprise! Pinned!
This is sooooo cool. I love it!
How adorable! Would love if you linked up with us at Mommy Needs a Timeout Thursday! We party until Saturday at 8 PM EST! See you there!
I am so excited to find your blog and to try this project. I just took my first Bookbinding course (wrote about it on my blog) and can’t wait to get started. We learned Coptic binding … I’m anxious to try other styles and this Halloween book is perfect. Thanks again for sharing the tutorial.
Bookbinding is something I’d like to try, too. But these easy little pocket books are fun in the meantime.
What a fun mini book craft, this looks like a fun project to try! 🙂
Lou Lou Girls says
I absolutely love this!Pinned. It is so fun to party with you. Thank you. I hope to see you at our party on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls
This is such a cute craft, Noreen! I just love it! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle.:)
Kristina and Millie says
what an awesome fun idea! love your mini halloween pocket book and bone-apart is adorable too 🙂 I am going to have to make a couple for the grands, I think they will love this! Thanks for sharing with us Noreen!
I love making mini books and this one is adorable. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time.. Cathy
Great idea, love your Halloween projects 🙂
Thanks for linking up.
Awesome! I gotta get back to scrapbooking and try this one out. Thanks for dropping by the Mommy Needs a Time Out Linky party, we’re pinning this post on our group board.
Alexis AKA MOM says
Always the funnest ideas you make 🙂
What a great project and tutorial. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight.
SO CUTE, Noreen!!! I can always count on you for the cutest crafts around. PINNED, of course. Your friend, Linda
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Super cute idea! Pinning to my Halloween board. Thanks for sharing at the party!
Kristina & Millie says
how fun I will have to do this for the grands!!
This is too adorable. Do you lie awake at night thinking of this stuff? Very creative and fun!! Have a great weekend. Linda @Crafts a la mode
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Such a great idea. Pinned & shared. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Hope to see you again soon.
These would totally make great party favors. So creative and what kid doesn’t like to get surprises?!
Kathleen Berlew says
This is so much fun! What kid wouldn’t want one of these for Halloween.
This is so cute! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!
Jann Olson says
I love this idea! Kids would love carrying it around with them. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom says
Not only is this a cute idea but I love that it’s so inexpensive! Thanks so much for sharing your project at Share The Wealth Sunday!
What acute project! I bet the little ones love it! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things Link Party!! Come back again!! Pinned!
Thank you for linking up last week!
Your post has been featured 🙂
Joanita Theron says
This is such a cute idea! Would make an awesome treat in gift baskets for children 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!
Joanita @ Snickerdoodle Sunday