Wach the video above to see how to make these fun DIY Art Explosion Books. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more fun videos.

Show off your kids’ art in a big way with these fun DIY Art Explosion Books. These are sure to get a “wow” from the kids and offer a fun surprise that show off their artistic talents.

You can also add crafty surprises like confetti, tissue paper and make a drawing come to life (like we did with our shark!).

It’s also fun to decorate the outside of your book cover. We cut out patterned paper, glued on glitter, and cut circles and squares as examples.

These explosion art books were inspired by one of our favorite art teachers on Instagram Miss Lee (@mizzlee_art) who is definitely worth a follow for colorful and vibrant art projects for kids! Miss Lee was kind enough to let us show our version with the method she shared.

Follow the video above to see how to make these awesome art explosion books.

Full material list below:


– Paper (you’ll need white 8.5″ x 11″ printer paper for the inside art) and colored cardstock for the outside
– Glue
-Markers, crayons, or any art supplies (we love these watercolor pens)

* Optional – use tissue paper shapes, confetti, glitter, etc to glue on your white paper to make various types of books as shown in the video. You can also decorate the outside of your book!


Step 1. Cut and fold your 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper as shown in the video above.

Step 2. Have kids decorate the inside. Glue to another piece of colored paper that is folded in half.

Step 3. You can also decorate the book “cover” with tissue paper, patterned cardstock, etc.

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