Made by Dad

Made by Dad

67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff --projects You Can Build for (and With) your Kids!

Book - 2013
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"The Snail Soup Can Decoy to keep the candy stash safe. The Customizable "Keep Out" Sign to deter meddlesome siblings and parents. A Bunk Bed Communicator made from cardboard tubes ("Psst! Can you keep the snoring down?"). Clever, whimsical, and kind of genius, here are 67 unique projects that will turn any dad with DIY leanings into a mad scientist hero that his kid(s) will adore. No screens, no hi-tech gadgetry. Made by Dad combines the rough-edged, handmade ethos of a Boy Scout manual or The Dangerous Book for Boys with a sly sense of humor that kids love. Scott Bedford, a creative director by day and Webby Award–winning blogger by nights and weekends, wields an X-ACTO knife, magic marker, and prodigious imagination to create endlessly delightful projects for his two sons. He knows that kids like contraptions and gadgets, things that are surprising - a chair that appears to be balanced on eggshells. Things that are complex - a multilevel city, with buildings, tunnels, and roads, built from old boxes around the legs of a table. And especially things with humor - the Snappy Toast Rack, made to resemble a crocodile's gaping mouth. The projects are shown in full-color photographs, and the instructions are illustrated in detailed line drawings that exude personality. Some are quick and simple enough to be done in a coffee shop; others are more of an afternoon project - yielding hours and hours of rich, imaginative playtime"
Publisher: New York : Workman, [2013]
ISBN: 9780761171478
Characteristics: vi, 330 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm


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Jun 07, 2016

This is the kind of book I wish my parents could have brought home when I was growing up. It takes the average craft project book and steps it up a notch. Best of all is the reuse of ordinary household materials for the most part.

Jun 16, 2014

Great book for a rainy day. You're going to need some pretty mad drawing skills, but there are templates at the back of the book. I think the Table Leg Garage was my favourite design, but there are some pretty neat ideas here.

Jul 14, 2013

Lots of fun stuff, different levels of difficulty-small investment in some tools and supplies, but worth it for the fun with your kid


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Sep 01, 2017

white_deer_115 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13


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