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Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff (my new book)

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1) 336 pages, 67 projects, 1 cool new craft book!

If you like my blog, hopefully you’ll love my new book – Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff (projects you can build for, or with, your kids). It’s packed full of fun, quirky projects, all accompanied by detailed (but playful) hand drawn instructions, just like the ones on my blog.


Although the book is written from my perspective (I’m a Dad of 2 boys) that doesn’t mean Mom has to miss out! Just like the projects themselves, Made by Dad can be enjoyed by the whole family!

To whet your appetite, here’s a couple of photos of the One TON lampshade project, one of my favourites.

1 TON lampshade
2) Wow, my niece is very strong!

One TON lampshade instructions
3) All projects come with playful step-by-step instructions.

Made by Dad also comes with lots of templates you can print out and colour in – perfect for Dad’s who are not confident drawers. You’ll also find “Pro-Dad tips” scattered throughout the book, and a “Dad’s Toolbox” section that provides even more hints and tips.

It’s received some good reviews, especially from the Wall Street Journal and Boing Boing. It’s also been featured in the Chicago Tribune and Canada’s Globe and Mail, and will shortly appear on national TV in the States.

Here’s a preview of all the fun you could be having!

If you’d like to buy my book (it makes a great gift) please visit any book retailer, such as this well known one!

Or for more sneak peeks check out my Pinterest board

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