Tag Archives: painting

CleverDIY review – kids craft monthly subscription box

It's been a long time since I got my dad-craft on and poor Little E has been missing our arty explorations the past months. The juggle of newborn, new work and the chaos of having two kids now has not been kind to getting creative. Luckily those spectacular folk from CleverPatch have come up with … Continue Reading ››

Mr Potato Head Magnetic Money Box: Toys for Toddlers – CleverPatch DIY Dad Challenge

It's the final level, I'm facing the boss, and he's got heat seeking missiles to battle my pea-shooter. OR it's the final round, I'm Daniel LaRusso, and Johnny Kreese is staring at my damaged leg. Demos challenged my self-appointed-title of 'Dad-Craft Master' and here we are, ready to reveal our poker hands! Bring it on Dad … Continue Reading ››

Nintendo Colour Matching Game – CleverPatch DIY Dad Challenge

***IMPORTANT UPDATE!***
The ever-spectacular Ainslie from CleverPatch has just let me know that she had the same painting troubles with the pebbles!
Before painting, scrub the pebbles with steel wool in warm, soapy water to remove the stones' waxy layer. Then you should be fine!
Usually I'd be letting you know about this week's surprise item... but I … Continue Reading ››

Futurama Bender Scarecrow – CleverPatch DIY Dad Challenge

It's been a big week of DIY Dad-crafting and I've been put through the proverbial ringer trying to figure out what to create. But it was worth it because - it's Futurama-time! CleverPatch threw me a serious curveball with this week's surprise item:

Bamboo Trellis (click here to … Continue Reading ››

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Christmas Tree: AKA. Ghostbuster-izing your xmas

You know when something starts out as a great idea? I lay all of the blame on Alex from the brilliant www.dadrites.com, when he posted this imagination inspiring photo. dadtites_Snowman A freakin' Snowman-costumed christmas tree! That's awesome-tacular! Alex is so … Continue Reading ››