Dad's Book of Awesome Projects: From Stilts and Super-Hero Capes to Tinker Boxes and Seesaws, 25+ Fun Do-It-Yourself Projects for Families [NOOK Book]

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It's time for serious family fun!

Get ready to take playtime to the next level with Dad's Book of Awesome Projects! Inside, you;ll find step-by-step instructions and photographs detailing projects so imaginative and fun, no one will complain about turning off the TV. From wooden "swords" to slay the most vicious of dragons to circus stilts that will send you soaring to new heights, these projects are sure to ...

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Dad's Book of Awesome Projects: From Stilts and Super-Hero Capes to Tinker Boxes and Seesaws, 25+ Fun Do-It-Yourself Projects for Families

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Overview

It's time for serious family fun!

Get ready to take playtime to the next level with Dad's Book of Awesome Projects! Inside, you;ll find step-by-step instructions and photographs detailing projects so imaginative and fun, no one will complain about turning off the TV. From wooden "swords" to slay the most vicious of dragons to circus stilts that will send you soaring to new heights, these projects are sure to spark everyone's creative spirit. And the fun doesn't stop there! This book shows you and your kids how to build:

  • Comic book shoes
  • Rope swings
  • Homemade goo slime
  • Eggshell cupcakes
  • Ol'-fashioned fruit crate scooter
Best of all, each of these activities can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the hardware store. With 25 DIY projects and crafts, Dad's Book of Awesome Projects will reveal just how awesome it is to be a dad!
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"From circus stilts to cupcakes, these creations are of the 'anybody can do it' variety—less Martha, more Everyman (or woman). A great Father's Day gift for handy dads who want to cultivate crafty kids, too." - Parade Magazine

"In his infinite wisdom, Mike wrote THE book of crafts for dads for the year 2013 and beyond. Crafts for dads, you say? Dads need to take playtime to the next level and these projects do just that. This is the perfect gift for Father's Day.... This book has it all. This manual puts dads back in the driver's seat." - HowToBeADad.com

"His book is really great—it features over 30 Do It Yourself, build it with your kids projects of all stripes, sizes, and levels of difficulties. This book really does have a variety of projects to try. The projects are very well designed and well-explained." - Dadapalooza

"Mike's first book is badass. Dad's Book of Awesome Projects is exactly that - a collection of craft projects that aren't cutesy. He'll show you how to make a seesaw. Circus stilts. A terrarium. All the projects are pretty darn affordable, so it's perfect for families still recovering or adjusting to post-Great Recession life." - Dos Bad Dads

"Know a dad who's looking for more DIY projects to do with his kids? This book's perfect for them. With everything from indoor terrariums to outdoor seesaws, Dad's Book of Awesome Projects doesn't disappoint." - 8 bit Dad

"It includes great pictures, list of needed supplies and tools along with great 'how to' instructions. The book contains over 25 projects and is going to provide us with years of things to do on a rainy day.... I would encourage you to grab a copy of Mike's book...so you can start your own kid-friendly DIY project or give the gift of something to do to a parent or child you know!" - Dad on The Run

"Wow, is it fun. And not just for dads, by the way. I'm impressed with the diversity of the projects which are perfect for both girls and boys, as well as moms and dads. Snatch it up before school's out and you'll be more than ready when summer hits. Or even Father's Day." - Cool Mom Picks

"The book has some received some terrific reviews on Amazon and is one that dad will love to have in his book collection for Father's Day or as a gift. DIY projects and crafts, Dad's Book of Awesome Projects will reveal just how awesome it is to be a dad!" - Examiner.com

"Step-by-step instructions for superhero capes, eggshell cupcakes and a backyard swing set are included, all with a no-coddling, do-it-yourself mentality." - San Francisco Chronicle

"An incredibly cool-looking book, with a ton of projects and beautiful photos and illustrations. But my favorite part is the spirit of the book. It heavily promotes having fun with your kids, letting them enjoy old school projects in a new way. Above all it empowers your family to use your hands and develop useful skills while sharing time together." - SF Gate Blog "The Poop"

"Dad's Book of Awesome Projects is a different kind of perfect Father's Day gift. The best part about Dad's Book of Awesome Projects is that most of the projects can be done together. Hello, rainy day summer activities! It's an added bonus that, unlike with booze, after you're finished with an Awesome Project you get a great big hug instead of a great big hangover!" - Amateur Idiot Blog

The projects in Mike Adamick's new craft collection, Dad's Book of Awesome Projects, aren't designed for experts—just families who want some good, possibly quite messy fun." - Huffington Post Parents

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440561207
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Adamick is a stay-at-home dad who writes for the San Francisco Chronicle's parenting blog, "The Poop," KQED Radio, and the "Daddy Issues" column on Jezebel.com. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Details magazine, MSNBC, NPR's "Morning Edition," the Los Angeles Times, and The New York Observer, among other media outlets. Mike lives in San Francisco with his wife, Dana, and daughter, Emmeline. You can visit his website at mikeadamick.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Would this be a

    Good fathers day gift?

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