DIY: Simple Chapbooks

Here at Lamp in Hand, we’re still slightly obsessed with chapbooks and zines. In my last post, I talked about why chapbooks are a great form of art that anyone can make. 

This week, I’m breaking down my favourite way of making chapbooks that requires almost nothing except some paper and patience. This will leave you with an eight-page chapbook, ready for you to fill with content. 

You will need:

  • a piece of paper - the bigger the sheet, the bigger the book
  • scissors
  • paper-folding skills (not really though)

Let’s get started!  

Step-by-Step: 8-Panel Chapbooks

Now that you have your first book, it’s time for you to fill it with stories, images, commentaries, or anything else. If you want to make a huge batch of chapbooks for sharing, this style is perfect for photocopying. Just follow the same steps to put each of the copied books together. 

We would love to see some of your works - please share your results with us!