Accordion Envelope Book

There are multiple uses for the Accordion Envelope Book. This format can be used for:

  • Keeping notes and cards from loved ones
  • Travel keepsakes such as postcards and museum tickets
  • Diary of a trip – with photographs and memories written on the back
  • Note cards that are slipped into each envelope with special memories or favorite sayings
  • Parties (birthday, wedding, retirement or going away party) – have each guest fill out a card for the special guest

You will need:

  1. Envelopes (any size) – choose how many you want
  2. Glue
  3. Paper to slide into the envelopes – get creative – stationery, index cards, post cards, photos, etc.
  4. Optional: 1 Ribbon to hold the book closed (Cut the ribbon long enough to wrap around the envelopes and tie into a bow)

Accordion Envelope Book Materials


  1. Open the envelope flap, apply glue to the inside of the flap (Glue sticks are easy for children to use)
  2. Attach the flap to back side of another envelope, leaving a tiny space so that flap can slightly wrap around the envelope when closed into a book
  3. Continue until all of the envelopes are glued together
  4. Fold like an accordion
  5. On the last envelope, glue the ribbon on the front of the envelope, across the middle


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