Saturday 12 November 2022

Exploding or Explosion Books

I have been intending to make this video for months and finally this week I got round to doing it.  I had promised my grandson that I would make the video for him.

I hadn't realised when I started the recording that the zoom lens jumped forward a little bit so the video was rather close up. As a consequence some of the visuals were up in the air and off camera.   I have left some of the close up footage and re-recorded the bits that had disappeared.   There's a bit of a funny jump in the middle!

There are also subtitles which are worth putting on even if you think you don't need them, as sometimes the written explanation is better than my actual words!

I forgot to say in the video that if you make a book with more than three squares, every time you add a square the peak or valley needs to alternate.  In the video the squares are peak, valley, peak - so the next one would be valley.

I hope you will give these books a try.

Thanks for joining me today


  1. Thanks for the video - you put an awful lot of work into that, and it's a really clear explanation. On the shelf beside me is a very old, tatty music copy of "the Oxford Book of Carols" - I couldn't bring myself to throw it away, even though we have a "good" copy, and this one is too damaged to sell or put in a CS. But you've inspired me to use these musical pages for making Christmas card books. Thanks!

  2. Thank you Bernice, your video is great.
    I have not seen exploding books before, but think they are fascinating. I will definitely be making some now.


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