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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.
Paint a T-Shirt
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Perfect T Shirt painting made easy

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Painting a T shirt is so easy, it's a perfect way to spend the afternoon and, what's more, you have something great to wear at the end of it. Either you can paint the T-shirt for your children or they can do it themselves (which is more fun). Either way theyíll love wearing the end result. The best part is that you can buy plain white T shirts incredibly cheaply, so painting on them is no more expensive than painting on a big piece of paper. You canít beat personalising your own clothes, and itís much more fun, so much cheaper and about 1000 times more personal than buying a slogan or branded T-shirt.
. . . Wondering what you should paint? You can get ideas from anywhere, off the web, from the TV or from your kidsí latest favourite film release. Fabric paint is not expensive and if you only buy a few colours you can mix a bit of acrylic paint with them to get the exact colour you want.
. . . The key with any designing or making project is to have a good idea of what you want to do before you actually start making. Getting an idea worked out beforehand isnít some magic gift that some people have and some people donít. Firstly, itís a trick anyone can learn, and secondly whoever is doing the designing, however experienced they are, they have to work at it a bit. All you have to do is start with something you like. Simplify it in your mind, or on paper, so that you are not making your job too difficult; remember simpler is better. More often the best images that look really good on a T-shirt are the simple, striking images. If you feel moved to include text or a slogan in your design, then type it up on the computer first and increase the font size so that it is as big as you can get it then printing it out and incorporate it into your drawn design. Youíll be able to trace round the words to get a really professional finish. This project comes with a blank template of some little T shirts so that you can start sketching out your ideas right away. Donít necessarily jump at the first idea you have, develop it, refine it and make it better. Any extra effort you put in at the beginning getting the design right will pay off in the finished article.

finished painted T-shirt


Younger children might not have the patience to see the whole project through. Get them to design the T shirt on the little T shirt blanks and then enlarge the image and paint most of it on to the shirt yourself, leaving a small bit for them to finish off.
. . . Hand painted T shirts make a wonderful and very inexpensive gift, so if youíre wondering what to give someone for a birthday present, why not paint them a T shirt. Follow our instructions for the best results, just click on the paper format you have, to download it.

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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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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 wonít be wasting your time waiting for rubbish glue to dry or paint that doesnít 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 doesnít fold right. Get a few nice bits and pieces and make your place an Aladdinís 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 isnít 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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