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

Cover shot of Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff!
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

18 thoughts on “Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff (my new book)

  1. Just saw several of your “project crafts” on television. I teach special needs students science in a regular public school. I can’t wait to take a look at your book as I think it will be perfect for teaching hands-on science concepts. How much does it cost? Miss Lynda

    • Thanks Lynda, Yes, I did a segment on the Rachael Ray show (which was fun)! My book is currently retailing on Amazon for $14.65 – go check it out, you will be able to ‘click inside’ and see more projects before deciding whether you want to buy it.

  2. Just bought your book. Last weekend we (me and my oldest son) made a ramp out off dad cereal boxes. Now in Lisbon (Portugal) we have made by mom.

    • Thanks Judite – that’s great to hear, I hope you enjoyed making the car ramp! Thanks for taking the time to let me know. All the best. Scott

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