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Oh no, don't call the police, I did not put a bomb in a box. Nope, exploding box is not the same as cube-shaped bomb. So, this post won't explain about wires, timers, explosions, and such.

So, what is an exploding box? Well, if you don't know, this gif might explain it:

An exploding box is called as an exploding box because when you open the lid, the sides will fall and seemed like it exploded.

Usually people use exploding box as a gift for their loved ones, filling the insides with photos, wishes, pictures, and sometimes prin-outs of their screenshot messages. It is quite easy to make them, and you'll find a lot of exploding box videos in youtube (and I'm going to upload one next week!). I won't discuss how to make and exploding box in here, but I'll discuss what are the insides of an exploding box.

I've made two exploding boxes, one is very simple, and the other, hmm not so much. Here's the picture of my first exploding box:
How the box looked like:

When it is opened:


I use that box ^ as a wrapping box for my friend's present and as a card that contains the wishes. As you can see from the picture above, every side of the cube have a paper which me and my friends wrote on it.

Well, that looks simple and easy.

But, it is indeed a simple exploding box.

Most of people make interseting crafts inside the exploding box. And some are kinda complicated and need a hand that is handy with scissors or cutters... And most of exploding boxes that I found on youtube are very creative. So I make this article to help some people find ideas of what to put inside their exploding box, because oh man, finding an idea could rack one's brain.

Here's the list of the things that you'll usually find inside an exploding box:
1. Waterfall card

Instead of pictures, you can change it with photos of your beloved ones. And this is a link to a youtube tutorial (not mine!): https://youtu.be/15OfdFi_wZY

2. Double-slider card

Here's a link to a youtube tutorial: https://youtu.be/c3YiFmyyp00

3. Pockets

With those pockets, you can put your wishes inside, or more photos :D

4. Endless card

Usually people use this to convey short messages. It is really cute! You can see a tutorial in here: https://youtu.be/gTK4ZIzpkv8

5. Slider card

This is a normal slider card, not as mind-blowing (hmm) as double slider but it is still fun and cute :D. Here's a tutorial link: https://youtu.be/7sx5znEnzzE and https://youtu.be/S0Q-lnbqw9U

6. Flower envelope card/origami

There are more kinds of this card with other shapes, you can write a message inside the flower :D
Tutorial: https://youtu.be/MPNb3CD20GA and this https://youtu.be/TPyuuZhYfpw

7. Spinning pull card

Well, i don't exactly found this in an exploding box videos that I've watched, but still, this is a great idea!
Tutorial: https://youtu.be/KebfQv3fILQ


8. Shaker card

It is fun to shake it! XD
Tutorial: https://youtu.be/-bOl_NzMIoc
(There's so much of this type in youtube, just type 'shaker card' and you will a lot of kinds of it easily :D)


9. Swing Card/ Flip Card

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHP6FCfldGA

10. Easel Card
Image result for easel card
It's called as an easel card because it can stand up like an easel :D
Tutorial: https://youtu.be/7QPHOkRukeQ

There're much more ideas to make, such as a maze, pop-up pictures, and many more. Here's a playlist of my favourite exploding boxes:
https:https://youtu.be/yAsPQDwH87A

That's all folks! I hope this post inspire you :D

P.S. The gifs I use in this article are not mine! And some pictures are not mine either.

Date: 2016-08-18 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] southview.livejournal.com
Wow this is cool~ <3

Date: 2016-08-23 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hika-lyra.livejournal.com
There's an update in this post!
I added number 9 yesterday :D

Date: 2016-08-23 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] southview.livejournal.com
Ah! Btw, is it hard to make these?

Date: 2016-08-23 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hika-lyra.livejournal.com
Nah, not really, you just need patience and the will to make it XD
You can actually use the things around you, usually in videos ppl uses kinda expensive materials such as papers that are used in scrapbook. It costs around IDR 10000 per paper,... What I used are concordes papers, buffalos, origami, and cheap ones, it still turned out good :D
I'll show you my (and my friends, we make it together) next week :D after I give the exploding box to the person I intended to give to Haha

Date: 2016-08-23 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] southview.livejournal.com
Wow that's actually cheap hahaha! How much time did it take you to make one btw?

Date: 2016-08-23 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hika-lyra.livejournal.com
Well, if you don't count the time when I procrastinate,... It took roughly one week,... With like 4-5 hours per day (?) Well, I'm an perfectionist so... HAHA

Date: 2016-08-23 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] southview.livejournal.com
My God! That's kinda quick actually! OwO you have a lot of will to make it omg

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