I received Made with Dad in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own,
Crafts aren’t just a Mom thing. My Li’l Man loves his time with Grandpa because Grandpa creates toys and fun out of wood. They bond together as the sawdust flies and the sound of sandpaper scratches back and forth. In Chris Barnardo’s new book, Made with Dad, there’s a lot of options for some Dad-and-the-kids bonding.
With more than fifty-five original activities that work for either gender of child, kiddos and Dad will find projects from colorful butterflies to fast racing cars. There’s homemade batteries to intricate origami. The projects are simple for children as young as six and cool, and complex enough for older kids–even teenagers.
I love that this book features colored photographs as well as easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions to inspire and guarantee success.
The book opens with the tools crafters need before getting started and most are regular, household items that dad and the kids already have access to making it hassle free.
The book is divided into seven sections and next to each project is a sidebar noting what materials are required to mke it, how long it will tke and the ages it is appropriate for. There is also a URL for a site where readers can print the templates in the book–no need to ruin a good book!
The books chapters are:
- Easy Projects–features projects such as a fluffy ladybug and Rice Krispie cakes
- Arts and Crafts–features projects such as painted dolls and denim pencil-case.
- Waves and Wheels–features projects such as submarines and racing cars.
- Adventure Projects–features projects such as wands and dragon pendants.
- Final Frontiers–features projects such as spaceships and ray guns.
- Happy Holidays-features projects such as Valentines Day gift boxes and yarn birthday cakes
- Advanced Models-features projects such as mini USB Tiffany lamps and handmade batteries.
This is a great book filled with ideas to make time with Dad even more fun!