Every parent has had the “I love you this much” conversation with their kids – here’s a chance for the kids to show how much “this much” is, with a cool card that comes with extra reach!
1)“…Breakfast in Bed please!”
These Mommy coupons are the ideal Mother’s Day present, just think about the things Mommy would like (such as breakfast in bed) or the things Mommy doesn’t like (tidying up the kids room) and put them on the reward cards. Remember, the cards are redeemable at any time, so be prepared!
It goes without saying that these projects are also perfect for Mummys, Mamas and even Grandmas too!
How to make one
These are two of the many “Make it for Mommy” projects found in my new book. You can find complete instructions, including printable templates, by clicking the download link below.
My latest project is a bit of an homage to Dr. Seuss – it’s based on a pop-up ‘Cat in the Hat’ costume I made for my eldest son’s ‘dress up as a literary character’ day at school.
As you’ll have noticed the hat includes a pop-up lid that reveals some hidden cats – I started off with a manually opened version, but later pimped it up so it could be operated by pulling a ring at the back of the hat.
I’ve provided instructions for making both the simple version, and the more complex ‘remote release spring-loaded’ version, which because it unfolds as it opens allows for a much bigger picture of the cats. For the latter, I’ve had to condense the instructions somewhat – so perhaps that version is for those wanting a bit more of an engineering challenge! You can also print out the artwork for the bow and the cats, they were drawn freehand by me, based on Dr. Seuss’s original drawings, I’m not taking any credit for them!
It’s been written by Maggy Woodley – the prolific crafter behind the massively successful Red Ted Art blog. Maggy has been a great help to me over the last couple of years, so it’s a real privilege to give her lovely new book a big shout-out!
Please go check it out, it’s full of truly cute craft projects that make use of materials you’ll find lying around your house – except for the googly eyes, you’ll need to buy them (but they are worth it)!
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.
2) One TON lampshade – one of my favourite projects!
3) All accompanied by 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.