My book

Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff is stuffed full of fun projects you can make with or for your kids, just like the ones on my blog.

But hey, It’s not just for Dads!

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 photo of one of my favourite projects - the One TON lampshade (modelled by my two nieces).

One ton lampshade
Wow, she is very strong!

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.

One ton lampshade
All projects come with playful step-by-step instructions.

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 on the Rachel ray TV show

See for yourself

If you’re still not convinced, watch this video of me and my boys making the One Ton lampshade.

And finally

Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff book
336 pages, 67 projects, 1 cool new craft book!

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

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