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

Made by Dad 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff

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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. Many of the projects have templates in the back of the book and all projects are shown with 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. Quick fun projects include 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.

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

Made by Dad includes 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.

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Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff by Scott Bedford is so good it hurts--'cause you know that if your own dad had had this book in his hands, your childhood would have totally rocked. Chock-full doesn't even come close to describing the teeming nature of this tome. The fun photos, cool diagrams, clear instructions and handy cut-out templates run the gamut from wacky home decorations and gadgets (like setting up a Bunk Bed Communicator) to subversively educational science projects (like getting sucked into a Gravity-Defying Black Hole) to zany party ideas (like making Radioactive Sports Drinks).

-BookPage

Hey, dad, want to ratchet up your coolness quotient? Pick up a copy of Scott Bedford's new book.

-Chicago Tribune

I made the mistake of leaving this book on the coffee table recently where my nearly 5-year-old scooped it up, spent 30 minutes paging through it and then cornered me in the kitchen with a list of projects from it he wanted to make. . . .Moms, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friendly neighbors would all make good ring leaders for these projects. . . .My son was enchanted.

-ApartmentTherapy.com

A treasury of 67 clever, exciting and imaginative projects. ... Getting kids to make and create instead of simply consume and use is a challenge for parents. ... Made by Dad provides a good place to begin.

-Wall Street Journal

Remember all the crazy things you made as a kid, like ramps for toy cars or contraptions for pulling pranks? In his first book, illustrator Bedford, who also blogs at What I Made, gets in touch with his inner child. With a host of silly projects, this title is directed at parents looking for interactive activities for their children. . . . What's not to love? This engaging compilation is clever and entertaining. A fantastic book.

-Library Journal Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff by Scott Bedford is so good it hurts cause you know that if your own dad had had this book in his hands, your childhood would have totally rocked. Chock-full doesn t even come close to describing the teeming nature of this tome. The fun photos, cool diagrams, clear instructions and handy cut-out templates run the gamut from wacky home decorations and gadgets (like setting up a Bunk Bed Communicator) to subversively educational science projects (like getting sucked into a Gravity-Defying Black Hole) to zany party ideas (like making Radioactive Sports Drinks).

BookPage

Hey, dad, want to ratchet up your coolness quotient? Pick up a copy of Scott Bedford s new book.

Chicago Tribune

I made the mistake of leaving this book on the coffee table recently where my nearly 5-year-old scooped it up, spent 30 minutes paging through it and then cornered me in the kitchen with a list of projects from it he wanted to make. . . .Moms, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friendly neighbors would all make good ring leaders for these projects. . . .My son was enchanted.

ApartmentTherapy.com

A treasury of 67 clever, exciting and imaginative projects. ... Getting kids to make and create instead of simply consume and use is a challenge for parents. ... Made by Dad provides a good place to begin.

Wall Street Journal

Remember all the crazy things you made as a kid, like ramps for toy cars or contraptions for pulling pranks? In his first book, illustrator Bedford, who also blogs at What I Made, gets in touch with his inner child. With a host of silly projects, this title is directed at parents looking for interactive activities for their children. . . . What s not to love? This engaging compilation is clever and entertaining. A fantastic book.

Library Journal

Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff by Scott Bedford is so good it hurts cause you know that if your own dad had had this book in his hands, your childhood would have totally rocked. Chock-full doesn t even come close to describing the teeming nature of this tome. The fun photos, cool diagrams, clear instructions and handy cut-out templates run the gamut from wacky home decorations and gadgets (like setting up a Bunk Bed Communicator) to subversively educational science projects (like getting sucked into a Gravity-Defying Black Hole) to zany party ideas (like making Radioactive Sports Drinks).

BookPage

Hey, dad, want to ratchet up your coolness quotient? Pick up a copy of Scott Bedford s new book.

Chicago Tribune I made the mistake of leaving this book on the coffee table recently where my nearly 5-year-old scooped it up, spent 30 minutes paging through it and then cornered me in the kitchen with a list of projects from it he wanted to make. . . .Moms, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friendly neighbors would all make good ring leaders for these projects. . . .My son was enchanted. ApartmentTherapy.com A treasury of 67 clever, exciting and imaginative projects. ... Getting kids to make and create instead of simply consume and use is a challenge for parents. ... Made by Dad provides a good place to begin. Wall Street Journal

Remember all the crazy things you made as a kid, like ramps for toy cars or contraptions for pulling pranks? In his first book, illustrator Bedford, who also blogs at What I Made, gets in touch with his inner child. With a host of silly projects, this title is directed at parents looking for interactive activities for their children. . . . What s not to love? This engaging compilation is clever and entertaining. A fantastic book. Library Journal


About the Author

Scott Bedford

Scott Bedford is the Webby Award-winning blogger behind whatimade.com, 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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Publication date

1st May 2013

Author

Scott Bedford

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Publisher

Workman Publishing

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts

ISBN

9780761171478

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