You have Javascript disabled and this means that the dadcando website cannot function correctly.

If you want to see dadcando's exciting website full of crafts and making things with and for children then you will have to enable Javascript on your browser.

This content requires the Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Get Flash
dadcando - click to return to homepage
100s of fantastic projects to make with or for your kids, to suit all skills and all illustrated with our famous beautiful instructions
Useful stuff you'll need /default_MAKING.asp
Wizardry and Magic
The Dragonry
Make Toys from Junk See this Favourite Project
Craft Projects See this Favourite Project
Fabulous Paper Planes See this Favourite Project
Origami Paper Shirts See this Favourite Project
The Funkiest Pom Poms See this Favourite Project
MicroBooks See this Favourite Project
Handmade Envelopes See this Favourite Project
Advanced Models See this Favourite Project
Your Models See this Favourite Project
Searched for: 1/21/2022 - Found: 7/30/2008 to 8/5/2008
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.
Make a Shaun the Sheep
Made from an old sock and a pompom, this Shaun the Sheep is just like one of Wallace and Gromit′s inventions
Shaun the sheep made from a pompom

Ever since the cheese loving inventor and his dog were first shown on the BBC in 1989, Wallace and Gromit have been a favourite of children and adults alike. Shaun the Sheep first starred in the third Nick Park / Aardman Animations short film Academy Award winning film, ‘A Close Shave’ (in 1995), as the sheep who unwittingly fell in to Wallace’s Knit-O-Matic while trying to escape Preston, a ruthless, sheep rustling robotic dog. (You might be interested to know that Bob Baker, who co-wrote “A Close Shave” also co-created Doctor Who’s famous robot dog, K9.
. . . Since then, Shaun has gone on to star in his own TV series and because the kids loved it so much, we decided to take a fluffy pompom sheep and make it look like Shaun, using an old white sock and our trusty glue gun.
. . . It’s very easy to make and should only take you about 15 minutes to complete, once you have made the fluffy pompom sheep .

Take one old white sock, cut it up and glue it like this...
(make sure you ask the owner of the sock first)
cut up an old sock

glue old sock into tubes> </div> </span><br />
                    <span class=

Now make take one pompom sheep and follow these instructions to assemble your Shaun

 assemble glued sock onto pompom body Take one fluffy pompom sheep (before you have stuck the legs on) and trim back the wool to make it look like Shaun. Take care to leave a tuft of wool over his head. But for the rest, you can trim away as much as you want... Shaun had a very close shave!
  1. Make the jumper body from an old sock, by cutting it down and gluing it with a glue gun as shown.

  2. BEFORE YOU GLUE HIS LEGS ON Push Shaun body inside the jumper body, making sure his hair tuft pokes out

  3. Thread the front legs into small knitted tubes which were made from the old cut up sock. Cut the tops at slight angles to match the curve of his body and glue gun in place making sure that they are vertical and that Shaun stands horizontally.

  4. The back legs do not have jumper arms and so can be glued straight on to the body. If you want, cut the sock back slightly and glue the legs directly onto the pompom.

  5. When the jumper is on colour in the stripes with felt tip pens or paint the wool with acrylic paint.

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.

get Adobe Reader here, free
To give you the higest quality and the shortest download time, most of our downloads are supplied in Adobe PDF format for your convenience. Adobe Reader is standard on most computers, but if you do not have it, you can get the most up to date version free from Adobe, here.


If you enjoyed this project, just by clicking you can tell others via these websites:

StumbleUpon Submit this project to StumbleUpon Submit this project to
Digg Submit this site to Digg
Facebook Submit this site to Facebook
Reddit Submit this site to reddit
Dadcando HERO Image Required! Dadcando - Week Craft_Homepage

Crafty things to do
bind your own book
You don't have
to be an expert craftster
to enjoy dadcando craft projects. All our projects are designed with children in mind, and all explained in simple steps that will give you great results every time. But, even if you are experienced in the art of crafting, we're sure you'll find interesting projects here that are new and different. Bind your own book and cover it with an old pair of trousers! Or learn the modern art of papier mâché, where you can make this gorgeous . . . . . . . . Homer Simpson
D'oh Nut . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . using Homers Donut from a carrier bag
masking tape . . . . . . . . . and couple of plastic grocery bags. Even where we explain more tradition crafts, like painting a T-shirt, we add details to make sure that you and your children get the best results.
Dadcando′s projects are driven by what kids want, and so you'll find many of
of them are based on films, books
and console games.
Lyra's chocolatl bar
Where necessary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
our projects are supplied with lovely . .
download printables of the highest quality so that your models and craft will always look as close as possible like the pictures of the finished projects you see on the pages of dadcando.

Now on dadcando you can upload pictures of the things that you have made and not only show your friends but win prizes in one of the regular competitions we run for the best uploaded pictures. So what are you waiting for? how to paint a T-Shirt
It's time to get crafting with dadcando and see what you can do.
RHS Bottom
ShimShimFeatured Project ShimShim

MicroCards are miniature playing cards that can be printed out on one sheet of paper. Just cut them out and play on the go!

Standard Set
Fruit Set
Creepy Crawlies Set
Register with dadcando
Register with dadcando

Advertise on dadcando   |   Site Ethos   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms and Conditions of use   |   Contact  |   HELP!  |   Follow Chris on twitter  |
Shim© C.Barnardo 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 dadcando ® is a registered trademark.   Content and Design - Chris Barnardo    Technical Development - Darren Tillett