How to make a zine: kids craft DIY

How to make a zine for Lunch Lady Magazine parenting articles

How to make a zine (from just a piece of paper!) — the perfect kids craft activity.

What is it?

A zine, pronounced zeen, is a homemade publication. There are no set rules for making them and they can be about anything you’re interested in. Really! There are all kinds: fanzines (about something or someone you love), cooking zines, comic zines, art zines, poetry zines, and personal zines where people write about their daily lives. The content and appearance is completely up to the creator and can be as simple or as complicated as you want.

Here’s how to make one:

1: Fold your piece of paper in half. Fold it again into quarters, and then one more time so that it folds into eighths.

how to make a zine kids craft activity for lunch lady magazine

2: Fold your paper in half and cut halfway across the middle from the fold.

how to make an 8 page zine with kids for lunch lady magazine

3: When you open your paper it should have a cut in the middle.

how to fold and cut paper to make a zine. Kids craft for lunch lady magazine

4 a + b: Fold your paper lengthwise (along the crease that has the cut). Hold the paper at either end, then push the ends in towards each other.

step 4A and 4B for making a zine by Lunch Lady Magazine
how to fold a zine. Kids craft activity. Lunch Lady Magazine

Step 5: Ta-da! The sections should fold into each other to form an eight-page booklet. (Crease firmly down each edge.)

The final step to folding a zine for kids by Lunch Lady Magazine

Now it’s time for you to fill in your blank booklet and turn it into a zine!

A folded 8 page zine ready to draw in. By Lunch Lady Magazine



This kids craft idea is from Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 21

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