Making a zine is a great way to get kids to open up & express themselves. It’s a safe place to explore what’s going on in the world, ask questions and tell personal stories.
Start with a topical, relevant question, some visual resource inspiration and let their imaginations go. I’m always amazed at the level of creativity and awareness kids possess.
What You Need To Make A Simple 1 Page Zine
scissors or an xacto blade
paper to download & print this zine template here
markers or crayons for doodling
1. Fold the page into 8 equal parts.
2. Cut along the dotted line.
3. Stand the page up the long way and hold on to the top right & top left corners.
4. Now move them toward the middle. It can be a bit tricky at fiirst but keep trying & follow the page numbers as guides. When you get it right it will fold into a little 6 page zine.
You made your first zine. What does it look like, what did you say?
Share it with me on Instagram, I’m @NycBookNerd.