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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.
Space Rocket
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Make a rocket ship out of almost any old tube shaped packaging you have lying around

Pringles tube space rocket

You donít have to be a rocket scientist to make a rocket from junk packaging, but you will be a ticker-tape parade hero when you do. These instructions show you how to do it with a Pringles crisp tube and a toilet paper tube, but really any collection of tubes will do. Cut off single serving drink bottle top for the engine nozzle and a deodorant spray cap for the nose cone and the rest is easy.
. . . For our one, I didn't stick the Pringles tube lid down, that meant we could take it apart and later we made a simple satellite to go inside from a couple of mini yogurt drinks bottles, so that when "in space" it could separate and the satellite could deploy.
. . . One thing kids like doing is naming things that they have made. It adds the finishing touches, gives them a real sense of pride and ownership and personalises what they have just made. My boys said that this rocket was part of the Inter-Galactic Space Community, which was going to consist of many more spaceships and orbiting space stations, all of which we were going to build at some point. So instead of writing National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on the side (as I would have done) they wrote IGSC. That's cool by me, I love to see kids creativity and originality. We did get to make the odd spaceport out of some boxes. That's the thing with making stuff with your kids, you remember what it was like to be a child, how open and fresh your mind once was, free of the grown up worries you now have to deal with. It can be very therapeutic and at the same time you get to really connect with your kids on another level.

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1. Cover the tubes in white A4 paper before you glue them together so that you can draw on them easily, it saves you having to paint them and itís really quick.

2. Draw your graphics and some black lines and boxes on to the paper before you wrap it round the tubes; it's much easier to drawn on flat paper!

As you'd expect from dadcando, the instructions are so easy to follow, and the download comes in both US Letter size and A4 just click on the size you need, to download it, and in this case it will be one, two, three, four, five steps to blast off.

Fantastic craft downloads from dadcando download an A4 printable from dadcandodownload US Letter printable from dadcando




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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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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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