How to Fold a Paper into Ten Squares

Folding a piece of paper into ten squares may sound confusing but it's actually very quick and easy. Use the finished paper as an organizational tool, such as a cleaning chart or to-do list, or cut them apart and use the pieces as play business cards or coupons.

How to fold a paper into ten squares (Image: Angie Diersman)


Supplies (Image: Angie Diersman)
  • 8 1/2-by-11 inch piece of paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Fold Legthwise

Fold lengthwise (Image: Angie Diersman)

Fold the paper in half lengthwise, making it 4 1/2-by-11 inches long.

Measure and Mark

Measure and mark (Image: Angie Diersman)

Measure 2 1/8 inches from the left side and mark it with pencil. It's best to make two marks. One on the top and bottom. This will be your guide to folding the next step.

Fold at Pencil Marks

Fold on pencil marks (Image: Angie Diersman)

Fold the paper on the pencil marks.

Fold like an Accordion

Fold like an accordion (Image: Angie Diersman)

Flip the piece of paper over and fold it equally on top of the last fold, like an accordion.

Continue Folding

Continue folding (Image: Angie Diersman)

Continue flipping and folding until you've reached the end of the paper. You will have five sections.

Ten Equal Squares

Ten equal squares (Image: Angie Diersman)

Unfold the paper to give you ten equal squares.