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"From circus stilts to cupcakes, these creations are of the 'anybody can do it' variety--less Martha, more Everyman (or woman). A great Father's Day gift for handy dads who want to cultivate crafty kids, too." - Parade Magazine
"In his infinite wisdom, Mike wrote THE book of crafts for dads for the year 2013 and beyond. Crafts for dads, you say? Dads need to take playtime to the next level and these projects do just that. This is the perfect gift for Father's Day.... This book has it all. This manual puts dads back in the driver's seat." - HowToBeADad.com
"His book is really great--it features over 30 Do It Yourself, build it with your kids projects of all stripes, sizes, and levels of difficulties. This book really does have a variety of projects to try. The projects are very well designed and well-explained." - Dadapalooza
"Mike's first book is badass. Dad's Book of Awesome Projects is exactly that - a collection of craft projects that aren't cutesy. He'll show you how to make a seesaw. Circus stilts. A terrarium. All the projects are pretty darn affordable, so it's perfect for families still recovering or adjusting to post-Great Recession life." - Dos Bad Dads
"Know a dad who's looking for more DIY projects to do with his kids? This book's perfect for them. With everything from indoor terrariums to outdoor seesaws, Dad's Book of Awesome Projects doesn't disappoint." - 8 bit Dad
"It includes great pictures, list of needed supplies and tools along with great 'how to' instructions. The book contains over 25 projects and is going to provide us with years of things to do on a rainy day.... I would encourage you to grab a copy of Mike's book...so you can start your own kid-friendly DIY project or give the gift of something to do to a parent or child you know!" - Dad on The Run
"Wow, is it fun. And not just for dads, by the way. I'm impressed with the diversity of the projects which are perfect for both girls and boys, as well as moms and dads. Snatch it up before school's out and you'll be more than ready when summer hits. Or even Father's Day." - Cool Mom Picks
"The book has some received some terrific reviews on Amazon and is one that dad will love to have in his book collection for Father's Day or as a gift. DIY projects and crafts, Dad's Book of Awesome Projects will reveal just how awesome it is to be a dad!" - Examiner.com
"Step-by-step instructions for superhero capes, eggshell cupcakes and a backyard swing set are included, all with a no-coddling, do-it-yourself mentality." - San Francisco Chronicle
"An incredibly cool-looking book, with a ton of projects and beautiful photos and illustrations. But my favorite part is the spirit of the book. It heavily promotes having fun with your kids, letting them enjoy old school projects in a new way. Above all it empowers your family to use your hands and develop useful skills while sharing time together." - SF Gate Blog "The Poop"
"Dad's Book of Awesome Projects is a different kind of perfect Father's Day gift. The best part about Dad's Book of Awesome Projects is that most of the projects can be done together. Hello, rainy day summer activities! It's an added bonus that, unlike with booze, after you're finished with an Awesome Project you get a great big hug instead of a great big hangover!" - Amateur Idiot Blog
The projects in Mike Adamick's new craft collection, Dad's Book of Awesome Projects, aren't designed for experts--just families who want some good, possibly quite messy fun." - Huffington Post Parents
Mike Adamick is a stay-at-home dad who writes for the San Francisco Chronicle's parenting blog, "The Poop," KQED Radio, and the "Daddy Issues" column on Jezebel.com. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Details magazine, MSNBC, NPR's "Morning Edition," the Los Angeles Times, and The New York Observer, among other media outlets. Mike lives in San Francisco with his wife, Dana, and daughter, Emmeline. You can visit his website at www.mikeadamick.com.
There are craft books that are full of fun projects to do with the kids, and then there's this book.
My kids and I have already tackled several projects in the "Dad's Book of Awesome Projects" and we can't wait to try out some of the more complex jobs.
The instructions are really clear and straightforward, and the "in-process" pictures are very helpful.
Great for preschool-aged kids, but most of this can be found on pinterest or googled for free. It's well laid out, but very basic projects.Published 27 days ago by T. Waldher
The title is correct!! There are so many great projects in this book from very simple things that my grandchildren could be involved with to great construction projects that... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anthea C Kin
Got connected to the book through a reference on the Bloggess'website, and fell in love with the writing, the ideas, and the crafts. Will be using it this weekend.Published 4 months ago by James Mccrorey Lawton
I bought this for my husband who is a teacher and is home with our kids all summer when school is out. It's a cute book. He's done a few of the projects in it.Published 4 months ago by L. Kent
I've been putting off this review because I wanted it to be as amazing and clever and fantastic as this book. But I've finally given up. It's not possible. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nel001
This book has lots of great ideas, though many are a bit more complicated/too old for my 5-year-old and 2-year-old. Read morePublished 4 months ago by KAC
I was given a signed copy of this book by a dear friend, and my kids have spent the last few days picking out which crafty project we'll do first. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Beth Anderson
My boys are still too young for many of the projects in here, but it's been a huge inspiration to get creative with them and make our own fun.Published 5 months ago by Chris Routly
I absolutely love the idea of this book and it is very well executed. So much fun- very highly recommend!Published 5 months ago by Fallon Calderwood