How to Make a Flap Book Report

By Erica Gendler

Flap books are a easy and fast way to display information. Many educators use this medium to educate their students about organizational writing.

Line the pieces of paper up, leaving about an inch between each piece at the top of each page.

Fold the ends of the paper over to create flaps. There should be a total of five flaps. Students can write a question or illustrate on the front flap and explain the question or illustration on the inside flap.

Staple all of the pages together at the top. There should be a need for only two staples.


Do not let young children handle staplers, as they are liable to injure themselves.

About the Author

Erica Gendler has been writing professionally for over six years. Her works were first published in 2004 in her high school quarterly newspaper, "The Warrior." She has written for the weekly college newspaper, "The Snapper," at Millersville University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from West Chester University in 2010.