A variety of construction paper
Stapler and staples
Masking or Washi Tape
Start with your outside cover. Chose what color will be the cover and fold it exactly in half. Chose the next color and make it smaller on all sides by an inch. Follow the pattern with each new sheet making it a little smaller than the one before. When you have your pages assembled staple them in a couple of places. I used some colorful tape on the outside of the cover to cover the staples and look pretty along the fold.
That's it! Now write a fun story to fill your book!
Books to extend the activity:
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cornin
Amelia's Notebook by Marissa Moss
The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, Age 11 by Amy Hest