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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.
Your Lumos Wands
You see how easy it is. You can easily make your own truly magical Lumos Wand just like the one in the film and just like the lovely wands other people have made and sent us pictures of. All you need is an hour or so a few bits and pieces and our instructions and your well on the way to being a real wizard. Find our Magical Lumos Wand instructions here.

Lageshís Magical Lumos wand

This is my wand. Itís Lord Voldermort's wand. I moulded the handle of the wand with glue gun glue. It was very hard doing it! I used a white LED. I also used a normal switch to make it work. I didn't make a switch. Do you like it? Does it look like Lord Voldermort's wand?

Yes I do like it, and I think that it looks a lot like He-Who-Should-Not-Be-Namedís wand.

Itís nice to see you wielding it too, great stuff, thx for the pictures.

Dave′s Magical Lumos wand, with real unicorn hair core

We created a couple of wands based on your dadcando instructions for a Hogwarts Party. As you can see, they are a little different from your one. The Lumos charm is powered by a yellow LED and a thin battery that was larger than you suggested, but available. I decided to make it look like a decorative emblem that the glue-covered wire contacts when you press it. It works very well. In the second image, you can see the genuine Unicorn hair, a strand of which we inserted in the core. I am lucky that our horse is boarded at a farm with a real Unicorn. I worked out a deal with the owner that if I groom her (the Unicorn, not the owner) once a week, I can keep whatever hair falls out of her mane and tail.

Looks great, and thanks for the unicorn hairs, they will come in very handy.

Check out the unicorn hair. We were very, very excited to receive our own tiny supply of this priceless unicorn hair. Dave has even videoed the unicorn he grooms and you can see it for yourself here. now that is a long tale.

Special Unicorn hairÖ is there any other kind? Does anyone out there have any Father Christmas Beard hair, or even an eyelash perhaps?

Faez Potterís Magical Lumos wand, with pigeon feather core

Thanks dadcando you helped me a lot. Finally Iíve made it. My wand with Lumos. I used Blue colour LED and used it to read my maths homework.

No problem, glad to help. The wand looks brilliant by the way, pity you canít use a special charm to actually do your home work. Perhaps the charm, Preparartum Facillitatae might work for you.

Jonathanís Magical Lumos wand

Following a successful build of Moodyís Mad Eye I decided to have a go at a wand. Using the idea from your magical wand I took 2 sets of 3 button cells and wired them in parallel in the handle along with a miniature micro switch from an old computer mouse. The end was fitted with a super bright LED from a cheap torch. I then got some pictures of the Harry Potter wand from the web and used them to model the wand from. The result is a wand that you can actually use to see in the dark just like Harry Potter when he says Lumos. I have a couple of jpeg pictures of the end result, hope you like them. Ralph, Jonathanís dad.

Yes we do like them and think the wand looks great. I love it, it looks like it came straight out of the film.

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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Your fantastic models
James's Peg Chameleon
James's Peg Chameleon 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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