MADE BY DAD: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff
Provided by Workman Publishing
Reviewed by: Emily Timmons
This incredible book by Scott Bedford is definitely not your average crafting handbook. Designed with dads in mind, MADE BY DAD: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff combines humor, artistry, and a rugged work ethic to create some of the best kid crafts you'll ever see.
Each project in this book is given a difficulty rating, so you can easily pick craft projects that are best suited for your kids' ages and abilities. This book includes a 'toolbox' of all the supplies you'll need to get started, including helpful tips on the more difficult crafting techniques. You'll even find over forty pages of free templates in the back of the book that will help you complete these artistic, awesome crafts.
You'll find tons of adventurous ideas in this book, from dangerously cool home decor projects to homemade geeky gadgets. Boys will love creating cool toys like the three-dimensional Snakes and Ladders game or the extreme Slingshot Car Launch. Dads and kids will also love making the hilarious home hack projects together, like the Sitting on Eggshells optical illusion. But that's not all; this book even includes crafts to make for Mom, like some fantastic custom favor coupons or the pretty Pop Up Roses.
The best part of MADE BY DAD: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff is that all the tutorials include detailed step by step drawings, so you'll be able to perfectly follow the written instructions every time. Plus, these cool drawings make each page into a work of art, so you and your kids will have tons of with this book just by flipping through it and deciding which unique craft projects you want to make.
From quick and simple crafts to big memorable projects, this book is the perfect guide for dads who want to engage with their kids' creative side and embrace the mess and magic of crafting. Kids and aspiring crafty dads alike will love using this book to find tons of fun new ways to spend some quality time together.