Assembling Flip Books-How To

So I have spent the good part of this Saturday trying to figure out how to put together double sided flip books. Sounds easy right??!!!  Well, after going through at least 30 pages and lots..I mean LOTS of frustration I figured it out!  I know I am probably not alone with trying to figure it out sooooo,I took lots of pictures and came up with this tutorial.

This year my students are really enjoying using flip books. They love putting them together and I find them looking at them long after the lessons are over. Recently, I have been seeing some double sided ones and really wanted to start using those! The super talented Learning In Wonderland came up with a great template. So with all the ideas I have in my head for using this I decided to tackle my first one. Using digraphs. Putting my ideas on the template, that took no time at all. Then came to the assembling part. She has some videos on how to do this but, I am a hands on learner so, it did NOT come out so well. Here is how I finally mastered this task!
First, I printed out what will be the cover of my flip book.
 Then the trick is to turn it upside down, then put it back into the printer to print the next part of the book.

 Here is what the other side looks like.
 So I did the same thing with the next two pages. Printed one of them first, flipped it around and printed on the other side.

                    So here is a picture of all 3 pages printed on one side
                      This shows what is on the back of them
                       Then I began to assemble them with tab 5 on the bottom, 4 on top of that and then 3.

                     Flipped down the top page and there was tab 2
                     Flipped down the next page and there is tab 1
        Now that I had my book assembled the only thing I had to do was cut down the middle.

Ta- da!!! 2 books all ready to go! Once I got it down it made it really easy! I posted this book in my shop today!

Also I wanted to let you know that tomorrow I will be joining some other TPT authors in having an Easter Sale!

Everything will be 20% off. Even my already discounted BIG bundles. So after all your hunts and big meals, stop on by!

Have a great rest of you weekend.

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