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Handy Dad - 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids

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Handy Dad - Dads Use Their Skills to Engage Their Children
Sure he's the only one who can open the stubborn pickle jar and he's the go-to guy when the toilet is plugged, or the car is making funny noises but what if he wants to be more in the lives of his children? What if he wants to be that cool dad that is engaged in their lives? Then he needs a game plan, and he'll find Handy Dad is the perfect resource.

Common Products Make Exciting Projects
Using common materials from around the house or available at the local hardware store, Handy Dad projects include summer-friendly Water-Balloon Launchers and Water-Pressurized Rockets. For those two-legged tornadoes who live with you a climbing wall or a zip line could channel that excessive energy. Or for the more imaginative child, a dollhouse or circus tent custom made by dad will make their eyes sparkle.

Handy Dad - 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids
Some of the projects like a bike jump and a half-pipe make me gulp with a typical mom's nervousness, but the rope bridge has me out walking the property and pondering the possibilities. Handy Dad is a visual delight with plenty of color photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful notes as to difficulty level and time involved. (Note: a project remarks that it took the author one beer to complete, but that appears to be an isolated comment.) Written by Todd Davis, a record-breaking extreme athlete, and host of HGTV's Over Your Head, Handy Dad gives busy dads 25 kid-loving projects that can take anywhere from five minutes to a full weekend to complete. Start one this weekend!
  • 25 Projects
  • Detailed Illustrations
  • Project Photos
  • Index
  • Supply Resources

    Publisher's Information
    Author: Todd Davis
    Illustrator: Nik Schulz
    Pages: 167
    Binding: Paperback
    Copyright: 2010
    ISBN: 9780811869584
    Publisher: Chronicle Books
    Printed In: China

  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    So glad to have this book! August 8, 2012
    Reviewer: 2nd Generation Homeschooling Mom  
    We now have BIG plans for the backyard! Treehouse, zip-line, water balloon launcher, go-cart- this book is great! I love that it is fully illustrated and gives very clear directions and blueprints. Some projects take only 5 min to set up (like our 100 ft slip-n-slide this summer) and others take a long weekend. Wonderful for gettig dad and the kids outdoors together. Not just for families with boys. We are a family of all little girls and we love this book!

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Bought as a gift - now my kids want it too! October 10, 2011
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from VT United States  
    We recently purchased this as a gift for a friend getting married and "inheriting" an 11-yr old son in the process.  When it arrived, we thought it a wonderful purchase that will fit them well, as both like to do projects together.  It appears that the projects are simple, the instructions adequate and clear, and the ideas very interesting, so much so that the kids spent more time looking at the book before we wrapped it than we parents did.  Ideas are grouped as Easy, Afternoon, or Weekend, and include things like a lava lamp, tie dye, a tire swing, a dollhouse, a zip line, a slip-n-slide, and a circus tent.  What a variety!  We gave it 4-stars based on our perception, and opted to not do 5 since we actually hadn't tried any of the projects and don't know how well they actually work.

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