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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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A fabulous material for making structural models very quickly, it's lightweight and it bends and cuts beautifully

foamboard sheets Also called Poly-Board or Foamcore, Foamboard is a wonderful lightweight but rigid cardboard 3mm to 5mm thick made from sandwiching a layer of Styrofoam between two sheets of high quality faced thin card. Itís so easy to cut and fold to give nice clean professional looking bends (see explanation below).
. . . The glue gun works a treat on it so using the glue gun and some Foamboard you can quickly knock together some impressive models. The TARDIS (Advanced Models) is made from Foam Board.
. . . Foamboard is interesting from a kidís point of view, because it is lightweight, yet stiff. It is a very rewarding material to use, because the finished models look and are robust and the excellent surface will take a range of paint finishes from markers to emulsion to spray paint. Great for creating something special for homework or to take into school.
. . . The most useful board to go for is probably 5mm thick, A2 size, as this size will cover you for mostly every project.
foamboard folding

To bend Foamboard, cut a vee shaped groove in one side being careful not to cut all the way through and fold. If you want a really strong fold, run a line of glue gun glue along the bottom of the vee shaped groove before bending into shape.
. . . Ofcourse you shouldn't write off other types of board. We are bombarded with packaging these days and they are generally made of a wide range of engineering quality materials. The sides of plastic washing power bottles are thin sheets of polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP). Fruit juice cartons are usually waxed or PE coated and foil lined (cut one open and look inside) medium weight card. These materials look great when used on a model. For flexible sheets (small) try cutting open a old tooth past tube. Many toothpaste tubes as multilayer barrier plastics with a foil lining; magic stuff for putting the finishing touches to a range of great models.



Different types of cardboard easily available

range of cardboard sheets


  1. thin, lightweight card from breakfast cereal packaging or craft shop, useful for small models and surface finishing touches. Bends and cut easily with scissors.


  2. Thick pulp board, the sort you find on the back of a sketching pad. Good strength, poor at bending and difficult to cut. You will need a craft knife and will need to be very careful when cutting.


  3. Corrugated or fluted packing board. Readily available at your local supermarket, where they throw away tonnes of cardboard boxes. Can be strong, good bend one way (along the flutes), reasonably easy to cut using knife or strong scissors. Glues well with glue gun.


  4. Medium thickness foamboard. Reasonably expensive at about £3 (do proper web search for cheapest and buy on line). Needs sharp knives for cutting but cuts and folds very nicely. Glue gun works well on foamboard. Difficult to get radius bends.


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Funky pompoms
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Funky pompom turtleDadcando has some truly amazing funky pompom projects, and making a pompom couldn't be easier or more instantly rewarding. You don't even have to have wool, you can make a pompom from any lightweight plastic bag, bin-liner or sandwich bag.
snadwich bag pompom

This tiny little pompom was made from a transparent blue plastic sandwich bag. Perfect for making little pompom creatures to decorate the top of your pens and pencils.

step 1 of how to make a pompom, cut the discs

All you need is a piece of cardboard, which you cut into two same sized rings. step 2 of how to make a pompom, thread wool bundles

You bundle up some wool into 2m lengths and thread them through the rings about 8 at a time (or a plastic bag). step 3 of how to make a pompom, keep threading the bundles
Keep threading the wool through the ring until you can't fit any more through.

step 4 of how to make a pompom, cut the wool round the edge

Push the tip of a pair of scissors into the wool and between the discs inside and cut round the rim. step 5 of how to make a pompom, tie off the wool

Tie a few lengths of wool round the pompom bundle between the cardboard discs and then remove the discs by slipping them off the wool or cutting them.

step 6 of how to make a pompom, the finished pompom That's it. It couldn't be much simpler, but it is only the start. Both boys and girls love making pompoms and dadcando's projects have easy to follow instructions and the beautifully designed printed image patterns will make sure that your pompom looks fabulous as well as being something really wacky and memorable, and theyíre all so quick and easy to do.

So, beg or borrow a ball of wool off someone to get you going, or visit your local fabric shop and buy a ball or two. There are some crazy wools out there, have a look at the wonderful pompom William designed in Your Models, using a fun multicoloured wool. I guarantee once you start making pompoms with your kids, they won't want to stop.
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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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