How to make a Zine

by Olivia Cobbs

WHAT IS A ZINE???

A zine (short for magazine or fanzine) is a small piece of self published work, often created by a singular person.

HOW TO CREATE A ZINE:

Here is a simple way that anyone can make a zine!

MATERIALS:

  1. Single sheet of printer paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Pens, pencils, markers, crayons, or even paint!
  4. Creativity (most importantly)
  1. UNSUPPORTED: UnsupportedElementSTEP ONE:

Take out a simple piece of blank printer paper! Let’s

start folding!

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  1. STEP TWO:

Fold the paper in half (hamburger style!)

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  1. STEP THREE:

Fold the paper in half AGAINand make sure to

smooth the edges down.

  1. UNSUPPORTED: UnsupportedElementSTEP FOUR

Fold over one more time! It’ll be a lil tiny paper

by now.

  1. STEP FIVE

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  1. STEP SIX

Fold lengthwise!

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  1. STEP SEVEN

Very carefully cut or tear the middle panel of the

creased paper. DO NOT CUT ALL THE WAY

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  1. STEP EIGHT

Unfold the paper AGAIN.

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  1. STEP NINE

Push the paper together to make a diamond space from

the hole you just cut.

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  1. STEP TEN

Fold the paper to the left to make a nice lil booklet!

  1. STEP ELEVEN

Draw draw draw! Be creative and have fun!

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