The Traditional Method
1. Gather sheets of 8.5" x 11' printer paper. You can use as many as you want really, but it's best to have five or more.
2. Think what your zine might be about, and choose your way of sharing pictures and ideas on the zine- will you be cutting and pasting pictures from magazines? Drawing your own pictures and writing it by hand? Printing the words and images on to the papers? It's up to you, and about what tools you have access to.
3. Once you know your plan of action, create the content for the zine. Draw the photos, type the words, cut and paste, write it down, whatever you picked to do.
4. What will be the cover be about? Choose one article from your zine that will be your big main story. If your zine has a specific topic throughout, gather up those ideas, and incorporate the best and clearest ones on the cover.
5. Get the pages in order, staple them, and you're done! Share your zine with the world!
For this you will need: Paper grocery bags, and a printer with ink.
1. Gather paper grocery bags, and cut pieces of them apart so that the pieces are 8.5" x 11" like a normal sheet of paper. Cut out five or more of these pages.
2. Look online for photos that you would like to use on your zine, or take your own photos. If you are using someone else's photos, make sure to cite your sources!
3. Open a word processing program such as Microsoft Word, Google Sheets, or Pages. Arrange the photos as you would like on the papers, with facts about them somewhere else on the page. Don't forget about your cover!
4. When you are satisfied with the way your zine looks, put the grocery bag papers in the printer, with the side with printing on it facing up. Ask your parents first if the printer will take this type of printer. With your parents "Okay", print the zine out.
5. Staple the pages in the desired order, and bam! You've created a zine!
Once you've finished your super cool magazine, share it to diy.org in a video, saying what it's about, and don't forget to submit it under the Journalist skill!