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Creative Gifts You Can Get for Dad and the Kids

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Books by Scott Bedford

Don’t miss the opportunity to give a loved one the gift of creativity!

For dads who want to get creative with their kids, try my book Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff!

For kids who love creative problem solving, go for Mega Maze Adventure, a book of fourteen interconnected maze worlds… and a WORLD FIRST!

What’s coming up

1. Mega Maze Adventure

2. Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff!

Workman Publishing | Launching July 2020

Mega Maze Adventure

Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff book
The maze ACTUALLY starts on the cover...

My second book is launching in July, I’m super excited, because… drumroll… it’s the WORLD’S LONGEST MAZE in a book!

There really is nothing like MEGA-MAZE ADVENTURE!

…the maze begins on the front cover and, through the clever use of die-cut portals, continues page by page, until it finally ends on the inside back cover.

Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff book
...and goes through a portal to the next page..
Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff book
...and through a portal to the next page..
Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff book
...and through a portal to the next page..
Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff book
...and through a portal to the next page..

Fourteen Awesome Maze Worlds

There are fourteen spreads, plus the cover, creating a single connected maze more than 600 feet long, and what’s more…

…each spread is a stand-alone world that marries Where’s Waldo? hypnotic detail with bright, richly colorful and complex illustrations.

Lots of Extra Treats

Also, there are hidden surprises woven into all of the mazes, PLUS fun facts that add even another layer of fun and pleasure.

The pages are uncoated making it easy to write on whether you choose to work in erasable pencil or more daredevil ink!

The Ultimate Summer Holiday Gift!

This is the perfect book for long road trips, long flights, dining out or to be kept up your sleeve for the… “I’M BORED!” moments during your vacation!

Workman Publishing | 2013

Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff

If you like Make Fun Creating, you’ll love Made by Dad!

Why? Because it’s stuffed full of fun projects you can make with or for your kids… and all in the same distinctive style as this website.

Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff book
336 pages, 67 projects, 1 cool book!
One ton lampshade
Fun projects using everyday materials...
One ton lampshade
...all with playful hand drawn instructions!

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! No, just like the projects themselves, Made by Dad can be enjoyed by the whole family, even Granny!

PLUS Made by Dad comes with lots of templates you can print out and colour in – perfect for adults and kids 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.

A treasury of 67 clever, exciting and imaginative projects...

Wall Street Journal

It’s received great reviews from the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Canada’s Globe and Mail and was featured on the Rachel Ray TV show (where I had the pleasure of demoing some of the projects!).

See for Yourself

If you’re still not convinced, watch this video of me and my boys making the One Ton lampshade, from little more than a cardboard box…

Also, every project is made from everyday household objects, like paper coffee cups, cereal boxes, cling wrap and old colouring pens… so it’s easy to get going!

Not just for Fathers Day!

Made by Dad makes an AWESOME gift for birthdays, Fathers Day and Christmas… but really, ANYTIME is a great time to get dad creating with the kids!