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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.
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Use spray paint or emulsion (latext, US) paint to get a quick finish that cover mostly anything well

You donít have to use paint to finish your models, but paint can make a big difference to the look of a model. Not all models really need paint, but stuff made from things with writing over it or labels on will look about a million times better if the writing is covered up. In the case of the Space Rocket we used white paper wrapped round a Pringles Crisp tube and a toilet roll to give us the nice white finish, which we could then marker on, without getting our fingers wet. But then for the Floating Submarine model, spraying it with black and grey spray paint transformed it in about two minutes from a couple of old plastic bottles into something really exciting, that remained a favourite bath time toy for months.
. . . You can use any type of spray paint, but be careful to follow the instructions on the can. The paint is flammable when being sprayed, is bad for you if you breathe in the fumes and leaves a strong smell in your house for days. On the other hand, spray paint is ideal for quickly and permanently covering plastic, and spray paint for craft applications comes in a range of exciting finished these days.
. . . For quick coverage on most surfaces you can do a lot worse than standard, house decorating emulsion (Latex Paint in the US). If you donít have any left over from your DIY projects, then you can buy tiny cans of paint very cheaply (match pots). Itís better for covering cardboard quickly, and the beauty of it is, that you can wash the brushes in water. Be careful of clothes though, emulsion dries really quickly on clothes (in about 2 minutes) and thereafter is impossible to remove.
. . . Acrylic paint is also very good at covering up and sticking to most surfaces, and although it is water based, it also has the benefit of being permanent (i.e. not water soluble) when dry. Acrylic paints dry very quickly and give bright satisfying colours. Tubes like the one shown here are reasonably expensive, although they are lovely to use and can all be mixed together to give a very professional finish. However acrylic paint also comes in big bottles from most good toy shops or on-line. Acrylic paint can be mixed with emulsion to tint it.



The Floating Submarine can be made in about 1 hour and easy to follow instructions are just waiting for you to download. Click on picture to go to Floating Submarine project.

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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 youíve 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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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.

 



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Lovely little MicroBooks
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range of printed micro books

Sitting in the car on those long journeys back wards and forwards from mumís to dadís, going on that special weekend or second holiday with their dad, often kids of separated parents do a lot of traveling and have a lot to keep in their heads. So what better than a little pocket sized notebook to write and sketch down all those important thoughts. These fun little origami MicroBooks are a really simple project that anyone can tackle. Theyíre easy to fold up and really nice to fill in and keep. Theyíre perfect for kids because they donít have loads and loads of pages that will never get written in, and they're small enough to fit in a pocket or a small bag. They've got to be the simplest form of origami on the web.
how to make a micro book

My kids showed me how to make a micro-book in about five minutes, it's so quick and easy.
how to make a micro book
The instructions and the lovely graphic printables are free to download.

how to make a micro book

So even if you only have a few minutes to spare, this is a perfect project to do.

how to make a micro book

Thereís a couple of holiday diaries, perfect for keeping happy memories of a lovely time with dad. There are books for doodling, and writing, and even ones packed with interesting facts, enough to keep anyone busy.

how to make a micro book

Thereís a special new MicroBook full of all the best wizardís spells, charms, hexes and curses, just perfect for all those budding wizard Harry Potter fans. Click here to be magically transported to the spells MicroBook page.

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MicroCards
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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