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Cautionary Tales For Children
Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.


Research has shown how important YOU are to your children and how as a dad the things you do, and keep on doing, really count, whether you live with them, or you are a single dad and are only able see them once a month, once a week or more, what you do really matters. This site is dedicated to all dads but will be of special relevance to the single dad. Remember, you are half the reason your children exist and they need you whether you live with them or not. As their dad, you have what it takes to make their lives successful and fulfilling no matter how often you see them. This site is about all the positive things that we as parents have to offer our children.
Book Binding
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Learn how to bind a hardback book

denim covered notebook

Now you can make and bind your own hardback book, in exactly the same way that bookbinders have been doing it for generations. You can make gorgeous birthday presents or Christmas presents, using any spare blank or printed paper you have, some old cardboard and almost any left over fabric or pieces of leather. You could make a lovely holiday book, or your own personalised diary or special birthday book. If you print out a header and footer on the pages before you bind them, then you really will have a personalised book. handmade notebook bound in brown material This project shows you the basics, but after you have made your first book, you might want to experiment a bit. Why not bind in different types of paper, tissue paper or tracing paper, or perhaps dark, rich coloured or black paper to make a lovely old fashioned photograph album or scrap book.
. . . For the cover you can use almost any material. The book shown here was covered using fabric from an old pair of lightweight trousers, but you could use specially bought fabric, leather from an old coat or old hand bag, felt, curtains, old cushion covers or even denim from a pair of old jeans.
. . . Because this is your book, you can decorate it exactly how you want. For example, Josie made her book cover from denim and then glued one of the jeans pockets on to the front of the book to keep her pens and pencils in.
. . . Your full, How-to-Bind a Book instructions are available in both A4 and US Letter format PDFs and can be easily downloaded by just clicking on the size required below. As well as the instructions you might need some marbled or patterned lining paper to finish off the inside cover of your book. You can buy really nice marbled paper, of course you can make your own (that is another story), use some spare wrapping paper or you can printout the marbled lining paper below. Click on the size you need and you'll download a large jpeg of the marbled lining paper image which you can then print out. Note, make sure the printer is printing the full size image (and minimise margins), and then cut the small white border off before you use it.


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why not upload a picture of your model to go here
We can't wait to see the pictures of what you’ve made. Kids love it when the things you made together are published, so go on upload a picture of what you made. It's easy, just go to your dadcando My Page and upload your pictures into this project and we'll put one of them right here in the project picture gallery.

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KarenSmedley's Book Binding
Posted by KarenSmedley - This book was great fun to make and it has turned out great!Spacer
mitrikzoltan's Book Binding
Posted by mitrikzoltan - Two of my Harry Potter Projects. Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince, And Harry's book from the film, Advanced Potion Making.Spacer
rjohs's Book Binding
Posted by rjohs - The kids and I made these Journals for Mom on Mother's day. The pages are lined, and each page has a "motherly" quote or saying in the margin.Spacer
mae6233's Book Binding
Posted by mae6233 - used linen fabric for the cover, glued some craft felt for the designSpacer
di's Book Binding
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DragonSpike's Book Binding
Posted by DragonSpike - Confession... I was a little unoriginal when decorating the front :). The earth/roots idea is from the front of Gaia Girls:Enter the Earth, a great series by the way :). The tree is by Jordanka Yaretz, I believe from her Etsy page.Spacer
Nyunyu's Book Binding
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phantomPoe's Book Binding
Posted by phantomPoe - I bound my own book per the dadcando instructions, then finished it with decoupaged black tissue paper in and effort to make a shiny leather effect. The 'bumps' on the binding were made with hot glue.Spacer
Nyunyu's Book Binding
Posted by Nyunyu - This is my Book Binding !Spacer
faevanescence's Book Binding
Posted by faevanescence - i made this book for my cousin, it's a christmas gift.Spacer
Audrey2's Book Binding
Posted by Audrey2 - A little book of everything, where I now store all of my knowledge and wisdom. Anything I learn is entered. I hope that someday I shall be able to look up anything that I need to know ever. The only problem when making it was the complete lack of glue. So the stages needing glue were quite difficult to accomplish.Spacer
jedififer's Book Binding
Posted by jedififer - This is my book. I used runes to name the front. I used felt and some heat bond instead of the glue for the cover, iit was a little easier that way, for me any ways. For the inside "cover" I used blue constuction paper. I have also chosen to show u a few things I have put in the book so far.Spacer
Rachaelm87's Book Binding
Posted by Rachaelm87 - I used things I found in charity shops to make this book. The material is a skirt I found and the bookmark is half a necklace that I glued into the spine of the book. Spacer
nepenthe's Book Binding
Posted by nepenthe - Work in progress (cover only)Spacer
bitwit's Book Binding
Posted by bitwit - A Harry Potter bok - AFTER. We wanted our Harry Potter books to look like something out of the Hogwarts library, so a custom bookbinding project was a perfect Halloween project. The impression of cords across the spine are simply hot melt glue on the back of paper softened with a spray mister. The distressing was simple, a little diluted ink in a spray mister followed by some translucent clear spray paint.Spacer
 



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You can make the most incredible toys using just about any old junk. Kids love things to be quick, so get busy with a glue gun with its instant, incredible sticking power and the ability to glue almost anything to anything. Suddenly an old detergent bottle has so many exciting possibilities. cordless glue gun Combine that with a can of quick drying spray paint and a permanent marker, and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to be, well, a rocket scientist, or an engineer, or a magician. The toys you can make from junk are amazing and the most fun to play with and you’ll find you can add engineer and magician to your growing list of titles. Simple, easy to follow downloadable instructions and graphic printer sheets will help you and

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In fact, it must be said, often they have more play value than expensive shop bought toys.. Don't worry if you don't have exactly the same junk as us, making things from junk is not an exact science; let your creativity and problem solving skills show through. When making from junk there are no rules. Start collecting empty packaging right now and within a week or two you'll have enough to build your first model from Junk.

Making stuff from junk is a great way to recycle your rubbish, and very soon, just like your children, when you see an empty ice cream carton, a wire coat hanger, or a used Tetrapak you won't see rubbish, you'll see a rocket port, a ship, or a dog kennel.

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