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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 Shirt Designs
If you take a blank sheet of paper and use the fold up shirt (A4) (US Letter) instructions and make a shirt, then you can design or decorate it anyway you want. It’s such an easy project and the possibilities are endless. Here are some great examples of what you can do with a blank shirt and a bit of imagination. Once you’ve designed your shirt, why not send us a scan or a nice photo of your best designs, we’d love to see them (details of how to do this at the bottom of the page).

Adam’s Military Jacket

I made the arms from a separate piece of paper, and I think they really finish off the design, and I used a gold shiny sticker for the medal."

We love the addition of the arms and the way Adam has coloured in the inside of the collar and the lapels to match the cuffs.

We’ve made this into a project so now you can make Adam’s Military Shirt yourself.

Josie’s French Maid’s Blouse

If you are going to make one of these for yourself, you can make the three coloured badges any colour you want.

We love the dramatic black and white with sparing use of that tiny splash of colour on the badges and the pocket; all very stylish, If you make one of these why not use beads or drops of glue gun glue for the jewel-like broach.

We’ve made this into a project so now you can make Josie’s French Maid’s Blouse yourself.

Dominic’s Sheriff Woody’s Cowboy Shirt

I wanted it to look like Sheriff Woody. I liked the bright colours and cow skin pattern on the waistcoat. I made lots of shirts but this was the best. If you put this on dadcando as a project could you make sure the word Sheriff shows up on the star badge.

We love the bright colours Dominic has used, and the fact that he has used gold pen for the badge to make it look as real as possible.

We’ve made this into a project so now you can make Dominic’s Woody’s Cowboy Shirt yourself.

James’s school boy shirt

I memorized the shirt instructions and made loads of shirts at school for my friends, and then I thought I would design one just like a school shirt. It was difficult getting the leaking biro ink stain to look just right.

I love that pocket ink stain… but does it remind you of anything in a Rorschach Ink Blot kind of way?

We’ve made this into a project so now you can make the Schoolboy Shirt yourself.

(BTW if you would like to send in a picture, leave a comment and your email address by clicking here and we’ll email you back with our email address so that you can send in your pictures, and if we like them, we’ll put them up on line, and if they’re as good as these, we might even make them into dadcando projects, and credit you as the designer, so that everyone else can have a go at making Your Design!)

why not upload a picture of your model to go here
We can't wait to see the pictures of what you’ve 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 wouldn’t 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
It’s as simple as that; just surprise us,
we love surprises.

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