Carol Barton is one of my favorite self-published craft authors. She’s just released her third book, The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 3: V-Folds: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step – and like its two predecessors, it’s an engaging workbook with all your project materials bound inside.
Pop-ups are great for cards, handmade books, and also for teaching kids principles of geometry and engineering. Carol’s books contain pre-printed projects you can cut, fold, and glue, and then you can take the concepts you learn and make your own designs.
In this interview, we talk about the new book, Carol’s approach to teaching, and her journey to self-publish these books.