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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.


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Moody's Mad Eye
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Make your own magical eye

madeye Moody's Mad Eye

Mad Eye Moody is one of my favourite Harry Potter characters. Brusque but brutally honest, tough and resourceful, yet with a compassionate side, he is the wizarding world's best known cyborg as a result of his prosthetic magical eye, which can rotate 360 degrees and see through almost everything, including walls, doors, invisibility cloaks and the back of his own head. It spins round like crazy looking for the next potential danger, hence his nickname "Mad-Eye".



Of course this is me, not Moody himself. When I am wearing my mad eye, I do like to be called Mad Eye though, and I think that when you are wearing yours you should do the same.
. . . Now can make your very own Mad Eye exactly the same as the one I am wearing, and every bit as good, if not better than anything you can buy in the shops from a few simple bits and pieces of junk; all with instructions right here on dadcando. You don’t need much junk either, all you need is a table tennis ball, an old plastic bottle cap and a leather strap or some dark coloured fabric. You can use any type of good strong glue for this project, but I would recommend hot melt (glue Gun) or very rapid setting epoxy (two part) resin.
. . . For the Mad Eye pictured here, I used an old watch strap, which I extended using a piece of dark coloured fabric (actually cut from an old pair of trousers), but you could use an old leather belt or a handbag strap, or a piece of leather if you have any handy.

me impersonating House wearing a moody MadEye

Wear your mad eye with pride at every possible opportunity. This is a picture of me wearing it to do an impression of Hugh Laurie acting as House in the US drama of the same name. Do I look like him or what? With that eye he would not only be as mad as he usually is, he would be a one man radiology department!

Mad Eye Moody’s mad eye instructions are available in both A4 and US Letter format and can be easily downloaded by just clicking on size you want to download.

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This is your guide on how to easily make your models look great using a few simple tools and supplies. If you get the right glue and paint, then you can make a fabulous model out of more or less anything. tube of acrylic paint Here are few tips about getting the right stuff, so that you won’t be wasting your time waiting for rubbish glue to dry or paint that doesn’t bullet point permanent markercover the surface properly. One of the things that frustrated me as a child was the rubbish stuff we kids had to use when doing any kind of craft work.

Professionals and art studios use a whole range of proper graphic products: Performance glues (hot melt glues, double sided sticky tape, and Spray Mount), really sharp knives (scalpels), dense (permanent markers and lightweight but stiff mounting boards, (foamboard) that are now all available cheaply on the web or every in DIY shops, Red LEDand all make it possible to make more or less anything and make it look superb. So really there is no reason to waste the valuable time you spend with your kids trying to make things using feeble glues that take forever to dry, felt pens that rub off on your hands, or useless cardboard that doesn’t fold right. Get a few nice bits and pieces and make your place an Aladdin’s Cave of wonderful making and doing things.

spray mount canThe idea of making things with or for your kids is that you work on these projects together. For some of the more complex ones you will be doing most of the work, but as long as they are participating then they are learning and getting confidence from seeing how to solve problems and follow a plan. Some of the projects especially the paper folding and maybe even the easier pompom ones are suitable for children to tackle on their own, but whatever their skill level they should never be left alone with potentially dangerous equipment.

Craft knives and scalpels are very sharp and should never be used by a child, or left unattended where children are making stuff.

Glue guns get very hot and the melted glue is not only very hot but also very sticky. Children should not be allowed to use a glue gun unsupervised and if they are using it under supervision they need to be shown which bits get hot and learn how to use the glue without getting the hot melt glue on their fingers. safety warning symbol If a burn occurs get the glue off the finger as quickly as possible and run under cold water for at least five minutes. Turn your glue gun off after using it and put it to the back of the work surface out of reach, while it cools down. Make sure the wire isn’t trailing anywhere that might get tripped over. (All sounds like common sense, but we have had every type of minor accident!)

Superglue (cynoacrylate) sticks skin together permanently. In the hands of adults this feature can be tricky, in the hands of children superglue is downright dangerous and children should never be allowed to use it under any circumstances.

Permanent markers are just that; permanent, and will mark clothes, permanently, best to wear old clothes or an apron when doing painting and using permanent markers. They also mark table tops and carpet rather nicely and will bleed through one layer of normal paper to mark a table top underneath, so always put down another sheet of paper under your work, if using a marker to draw on paper.


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