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Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff!

If you love the projects on this website, you’ll definitely love Made by Dad!

Why? Because it’s stuffed full of fun ideas you can make with your kids… using everyday materials.

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

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!

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

Wall Street Journal

Here’s one of my favourite projects, the One Ton Lampshade… inspired by the iconic Roadrunner Cartoons (the one’s with Wile E. Coyote!).

One ton lampshade
Fun projects using everyday materials...
One ton lampshade
...all with playful hand drawn instructions!

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.

Over 80k Copies Sold!

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!).

If you’re still not convinced, watch the video (above) of me and my boys making the One Ton lampshade from two cardboard boxes…

The perfect Christmas present!

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

Written and illustrated by
Scott Bedford
Life-long maker of who also loves to draw. Author of two books and Webby Award winning craft blogger.