Simple Book Binding for the Classroom
I printed out my paper from the booklet I created in PowerPoint. The slides in my PowerPoint project were the same dimensions as the inside booklet paper. If you were leaving the papers blank you would cut the copy paper into 2- 5.25 x 8.5-inch pieces and this leaves about a 1/2 inch waste. Use a paper cutter to get straight cuts.
The machine comes with some premade book covers (hardcovers) and you can order more. I wanted to see if I could do it myself and so I got out my glue gun and made a thick line down the inside of the spine and let it dry. I was careful not to take it right to the top and bottom edges. Once it had cooled, I put my stack of papers into the book and knocked it down so they were flush with the spine and straight on the edges. I stuck this into the binder part of the machine with the spine down and held it there. The machine will beep when it is done. Then I put it into the cooling rack and the process was complete. The book is strong and I can bend the cover back (thanks to the fold lines) and the papers stay where they should.
The other book is for our farm theme and gives clues to the animals hiding behind the fence. You can just see parts of the animal. I love this book for circle time as we explore the unique features of each animal on the farm.