About The Double-Daring Book for Girls

Make a paper bag book cover

You can make book covers in a jiffy with paper bags from the grocery store. To prepare, slit open a paper bag open along one of the creases and cut off the rectangular bottom. If there are no paper bags around, that’s okay. You can cover a book with newspaper or wrapping paper or any paper you might have on hand.
Put the paper on a table or floor and place the book you want to cover on top. If there’s more than a few inches of paper bag coming out the top or bottom, cut away the extra.

With the book open, mark the paper along the top and bottom so that it matches the height of the book. Push the book aside for a moment, and fold the paper along those two marks (Figure 1).

Figure 1: Make a paper bag book cover

Put the book back on the paper. Mark the left edge and the right edge (Figure 2).

Figure 2: Make a paper bag book cover

Take the book away. Fold along the marks on the left and right. You have just created a pocket on either side that the covers of the book will fit into. (Figure 3).

Figure 3: Make a paper bag book cover

For the final step, tuck the front cover into the pocket created by the left-hand fold. Fiddle with the book’s back cover until it too fits into the pocket on the right side (Figure 4).

Figure 4: Make a paper bag book cover

Smooth everything out. Your book is now covered!

Make a paper bag book cover