Made by Dad 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff by Scott Bedford

Made by Dad 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff

Written by Scott Bedford

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Made by Dad combines the rough-edged, handmade ethos of a Boy Scout manual or The Dangerous Book for Boys together with the sly sense of humour that children love. It's amazing what you can do with markers, cardboard, glue, a knife, and some imagination! From quick and simple, in fact easy enough to do in a coffee shop while waiting for the drinks to arrive, to the kind of afternoon project that kids will remember forever. Projects are shown in full-colour photos and step-by-step instructions are illustrated with detailed line drawings that have an energetic touch of genius and inspiration perfect for dads to share with their family, including a Remote Release Zip Line, a Bunk Bed Communicator and an I Love You This Much Pop-up Card. In fact, it is chock full of 67 extraordinary, custom-designed how-to projects for DIY parents everywhere.


Made by Dad 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff by Scott Bedford

The projects range from full-length, artfully illustrated creations to smaller, MacGyver-like challenges that can be whipped out at the coffee shop, plus DIY Dad tips sprinkled throughout and illustration templates to boost your project's artistic appeal.

Made by Dad: 1 TON lampshade from Scott Bedford on Vimeo.

All chapters, categorized by theme - Dangerous Decor, Gross Gadgets, Covert Creations, Crafty Disasters, Home Hacks, and more - include step-by-step project illustrations, complete with visual status checks (to help you keep up), and clever, playful games to incorporate the finished project. Dads will love to create stealthy contraptions like the Bunk Bed Communicator, and the whole family will be impressed with the endless entertainment that can be gleaned from the Steampunk -Inspired Balancing Robot. While the projects have a decidedly made-scientist-in-his-laboratory feel, the book's charm and richness of material will appeal to mummies, too-especially when she flips to the whole chapter of projects dedicated to showing Mum-appreciation - like the I Love You THIS MUCH Pop-up Card (with Go-Go-Gadget-style arms that extend to give Mum a virtual hug!).

About the Author

Scott Bedford

Scott Bedford is the Webby Award-winning blogger behind, creative director at an ad agency, occasional columnist for MAKE magazine, and a dad who creates really cool stuff with his two sons.

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1st May 2013




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