The list of Best Dad Books for Father’s Day compiled by fellow Babble contributor Mike Adamick is a good one. The books on there are entertaining and, under the circumstances (see, Father’s Day), timely. What better gift for dad then a book written by dads? Everybody loves a good book.
However, I do have one issue with the list of Best Dad Books for Father’s Day, and that is a rather glaring omission by modesty. Yes, Mike Adamick has also written a newly published book targeting the parent demographic, and it deserves to be mentioned (where mention equals purchased).
Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects: 25+ Fun Do-It-Yourself Projects for Families is full of wonderful activities and crafts that you and your children will absolutely love. Not that I have met you or your children, but these projects are good enough that I am willing to go broad on the generalizations.
The projects are each placed into one of three categories based on the time and intensity of said project. The activities included range from creating “comic book shoes” to a “reading chair,” to an “ol’-fashioned fruit crate scooter.” That’s right, fruit used to come in crates!
Adamick, who has documented his overall craftiness for years at his insanely popular Cry It Out blog, is well-versed when it comes to family projects. He is also, for the most part, self-taught, but you would never know it. His projects are as polished as Martha Stewart, as ingenious as MacGyver, and as fun as all get out.
My boys and I, along with many other bloggers in the parenting community, have been going crazy with the projects Adamick shares in his book—our collective Facebook feeds are a gallery of projects completed, and happy, proud children. Also links to our own posts.
Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects lets you build quality family time together, literally, and there is everything awesome about that.