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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.
Wizard's Wands
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Make your own beautiful wizardís wand

make your own wizards wand

One of the first shops that Harry Potter visited when Hagrid took him to Diagon Alley was Ollivanders, the wand shop to buy his most important possession, his wand. Wands can be made from a variety of materials, after all Hagrid used an old umbrella as a wand! Yours will be made from paper. make your own wizards wandBut do not be deceived it will be every bit as magical as the real wands used in the film, and if you make it carefully will look just as good.
. . . Because glue is used on the paper to harden it, this wand is a made of a type of papier mache. You can paint your want in any colour you want, and the instructions show you how to make you wand look distressed (that is a technical term that furniture makers use to describe the process of artificially aging an item), and really ancient; fit for Harry Potter himself.
. . . The wand painting is built up in three layers. When painting the wand make sure you use paints that dry to be water proof, otherwise the next layer you put on will wipe off the previous layer. Paints you can use are acrylic, decorating emulsion (latex paint, US) and or spray paint.
. . . To create the gold highlights on the detailing you can use a gold felt pen, gold gel pen, gold nail varnish (if youíre careful) or if you want the exact gold effect shown in the photos, then you should use a special gold rubbing paste (I used a product called Gold Finger from Daler Rowney), which frame makers use to make picture frame look golden. But any thick gold paint will do and you can put it on with your finger, if youíre careful. For the really special silver metallic effect I used silver-leaf, you could also use gold-leaf. This isnít expensive, and is not at all necessary, but it is nice to try it if you have the chance. (if you are going to use gold or silver leaf, then ask in the art shop or look on the web for instructions on how to apply it. Itís not hard, but you will need a small pot of gold size (an artists liquid glue that dries tacky).
. . . If you donít have any of this stuff, then you can still make a lovely wand following the instructions, as you can see from the images below and even more in the wonderful wand images in the Your Models section. People have used great inventiveness to create their wands, they have used bits of wood or bark to trim then, used string or even cooked spaghetti instead of the glue gun patterning, and all manner of different types of paint and finishes to make their wands unique.

For a detailed set of instructions and an explanation of how to do the distressing, which is very easy and great fun, please see the instruction sheet which is available in both A4 and US Letter sizes. Just click on the size you want to download.

Fantastic craft downloads from dadcando download an A4 printable from dadcandodownload US Letter printable from dadcando




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James's Peg Chameleon
James's Peg Chameleon

dadcando.com is about you and your children and the great things you can do together, so it just wouldnít be complete without a gallery of your models and the things that you or your kids have made. This gallery is part of the original dadcando. Before you could upload your pictures directly into projects, dadcando visitors emailed their pictures and we put them here in this special section.
William's Pompom

William's Pompom

Over the next few months, we are going to slowly develop this section to show all the other creative projects that you have been working on. What we'd like to see are pictures of projects that do not use dadcando instructions. If we like them enough, we might even make proper dadcando projects out of them and put your name on them as designer and inventor of that project. Just send us a picture with a few words about why or how you did it, or if you have the time a full description for someone else to follow, so that they can make it too.

Sam and Olivia's boats
Sam and Olivia′s boats

Your Models can be:
  1. Something completely different new
  2. Variations on one of the themes on the site
  3. Your own versions of the projects from other craft books or websites, or
Itís as simple as that; just surprise us,
we love surprises.


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

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