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July 7, 2010

The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Horse for riding and jumping in the water

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 4:45 pm

These days we have even in Central Europe really hot days around 35C.

I make for my daughter Horse for riding and jumping in the water , to keep her vet and cooled for longer time.

I use a colored bar 160cm x 7.5cm and one interconnect plus about 1m of synthetic three-paired classical rope 18mm.

I use sharp scissors and I glue everything together with thermal glue.

My daughter has 16kg and he can ride this horse in deeper water under my supervision.
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June 14, 2010

The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Amazing Rich pictures Counting Books

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:43 pm

My daughter like this Amazing Rich pictures Counting Books, unfortunately on my country only 2 such books was released.

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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – FreeHand Painting (Colored Big Stones)

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:36 pm

Until about 3 – 4 year age kids can’t really draw or fill, but is important to practice a FreeHand Painting which can help them to get practice.

It’s very important to practice this techniques on really large sheets of papers which can bring freedom.

But vital alternative can be a large enough 3d objects like stone or clay based flowerpot.

For this kind of paint we use an Tempera (poster paint) colors. !!!! Use only non-toxic ones designed to be used by kids. !!!

There is many Tempera like colors available, but really ideal is to use washable ones, which can be removed from kids closes up to 1 hour from application.

But anyway I recommend to get for your kid a special painting closes with plastic over the for this activities.

PS: On pictures you can see one really needed instrument – paper towels 🙂

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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Lovely Cheap Sticker Worksweets – Colors

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:05 pm

My daughter like stickers so much, we get every possible Lovely Cheap Sticker Worksheets to play with.

Such Worksheets have about 8 – 16 pages, 100 colors rectangle stickers to mach to missing places and cost around $2 – $4 (39 – 69 Kc)
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These workbooks are ideal for game to find similar colors, which help to learn colors more quickly.

We really love them
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June 4, 2010

The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – BrmBrRrm TuTuUuT = I am the Racing Car

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:47 am

I am the Racing Car is game inspiration taken from this video, see 20s car racing shot on beginning.

Racing Car is made from right sized paper box, I disassemble paper box and revert it to side with no color prints.

Paper box is harden with glued wood sticks using transparent Termal Glue, I like to work with it because is fast, see photo.
Also all corner parts are made more stiff using a lot of thermal glue, which is applied in 3 runs.
Danger: Termal Glue and unit for it’s applying get very hot, you can get burn out, keep it out from your children.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Fancy Colors Binocular from Stickers Cutoffs

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 6:45 am

My daughter like stickers so much then we try to make with here some Home Made Paper + Sticker Based toys using a cutoffs from advertisement company, like this binocular.
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June 2, 2010

The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – FreeHand Painting (Finger Paiting,Stamping)

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:32 pm

Until about 3 – 4 year age kids can’t really draw or fill, but is important to practice a FreeHand Painting which can help them to get practice.

It’s very important to practice this techniques on really large sheets of papers which can bring freedom.

For this exercise we use a large (around 1m2) sheets of cheap packaging paper, most are light or brown brown colors.

For drawing with fingers Fingerpaint you need a special colors, they are usually sold in sets, it’s enough to get basic set of 6 colors.
Kids are usually painting directly from packaging, so don’t get packaging too big otherwise kids will use much more color then is really necessary.
True Fingerpaint colors are made from culinary materials and are non-toxic, some of them even have certificate to be a non-allergic..

These techniques can be combined for example with gluing, here is sample of added HILLS.

Free Hand Finger Painting or even simple Stamping is good practical way to learn colors and their mixing.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – FreeHand Painting (First Little Steps)

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:20 pm

Until about 3 – 4 year age kids can’t really draw or fill, but is important to practice a FreeHand Painting which can help them to get practice.

It’s very important to practice this techniques on really large sheets of papers which can bring freedom.

For this exercise we use a large (around 1m2) sheets of cheap packaging paper, most are light or brown brown colors.

First steps are focused on getting feeling of space, so we paint with fingers using white or gray gipsum/plaster or clay.

For this initial technique, simple mix gipsum/plaster or clay powder with right amount of water to get sticky liquid.

It this initial phase we don’t recommend to use colors, it will distribute our your painter.
You can use a one color of specialized finger paint, but it will be very expensive,
gipsum/plaster or clay is much cheaper, we use a colored finger paint set later,
after our young painter learn what is right amount of material to paint with.

Bellow is one of our best abstract painting with this technique – Chinese Dragon
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Lovely Cheap Sticker Worksheets (Shapes)

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:05 pm

My daughter like stickers so much, we get every possible Lovely Cheap Sticker Worksheets to play with.

Such Worksheets have about 8 pages, 40-50 stickers to mach to missing places (shapes) and cost around $2 (39Kc)

We really love them
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – One sheet with Opossite Themes

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 4:03 pm

My my daughter still can’t draw or even fill very well yet, but she likes so much to work with glue.

So I make with here some One sheet with Opposite Themes like Day (Sun and Clouds) on one side and Night (Moon and Starts) on opposite side.

Most important is glue so she can easily work with it and glued surface will persist intact over time.

We have best experience with Henkel Liquid Stick, see photo.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Wicker Boxes from Rattan as Toolboxes

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 3:52 pm

As we start handwork’s sessions with my kids, we have tools everywhere.
So I make some Wicker Boxes from Rattan/Pedig as Toolboxes.

I use a pre-colored rattan roots based material in Europe called Pedig.
This material is now very popular, so you can get it in small amount for good price and already pre-colored.
Also many books or internet sources about Pedig are available with usage instructions and right construction tips.

TIP: I use a prefabricated basements (many sizes and shapes are available) with odd number of
3mm holes (13,15,17,19), it’s much easily to work with odd numbers of base sticks.

As a rod/pale is normally used a 2.5mm Pedig, but this is not enough strong for kids power, so I glue to holes sticks from 3mm bamboo kitchen skewer.
I measure bamboo rods, put sharp knife on mark and role bamboo to get very clear cut. I glue bamboo rods in with white paper/wood glue and left it dry over night.

Next day I put a 1.6mm Pedig into half-hearted water for half hour so they get wet to be soft and flexible.
On top I use a 2mm Pedig (You need to make it wet for about 1 hour), I press it down to fix it and glue it on place with white paper/wood glue before it actually get dry.

Important: If you will put Pedig into water for short time or you will let it dry, Pedig will crack easily, also don’t put Pedig in water for long time, it will get ugly – hairy.

Gluing is done with small 30gr bottle of white dispersal wood/paper liquid glue, in Czech Republic sold under brand Herkules.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Fancy Decorative Paper Boxes

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 2:42 pm

My my daughter still can’t draw or even fill very well yet, but she likes so much to work with glue.

So I make with here some Fancy Decorative Paper Boxes, here is simple one from paper box originally from cheese box.

Most important is glue so she can easily work with it and glued surface will persist intact over time.

We have best experience with Henkel Liquid Stick, see photo.

Final assembly to box is done by my girl with small 30gr bottle of white dispersal wood/paper liquid glue, in Czech Republic sold under brand Herkules.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Window Decorations = Paper Butterflies

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 2:26 pm

My my daughter still can’t draw or even fill very well yet, but she likes so much to work with glue.

So I make with here some Paper Creatures as Butterflies Window Decorations , here we use a technique to slice over a transparent papers.

This technique is more suitable for children under 3-4years then usage of special windows colors which are very difficult to clean from kids closes.

There are 2 sorts of transparent color papers, soft and hard, we have better experience with more thick hard one.

Most important is glue so she can easily work with it and glued surface will persist intact over time.

We have best experience with Henkel Liquid Stick, see photo.

For gluing on window glass we use a natural potato/corn based starch (used normally for wallpaper),
it’s not 100% transparent (a little with yellow tone), but it can be easily removed and most important it’s 100% non toxic.

Hint: Glue creatures on widow in place where you have sunshine going throw.

Note: Butterflies are only firs part, second will be grass and flowers.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Creatures from Paper – Flat Style II.

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:59 am

My my daughter still can’t draw or even fill, but she likes so much to work with glue.

So I make with here some assembled Paper Creatures, here a opposite technique then is used before – filling creature shape with small colored peaces.

Paper is from cheap colored notebook – but need to be relative thin so it can be easily crunched, base white paper is cheap hard one.

As crunching device (small bears in our case) is used relative expensive device from Germany (www.folia.de ,around 150Kc) , cheaper Chinese ones need more power to click and my kids can’t use it yet.

Most important is glue so she can easily work with it and glued surface will persist intact over time.

We have best experience with Henkel Liquid Stick, see photo.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Creatures from Paper – Flat Style I.

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:47 am

My my daughter still can’t draw or even fill very well, but she likes so much to work with glue.

So I make with here some assembled Paper Creatures.

Paper is from cheap colored notebook, base white paper is cheap hard one for hand drawings.

Most important is glue so she can easily work with it and glued surface will persist intact over time.

We have best experience with Henkel Liquid Stick, see photo.
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June 1, 2010

The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Learing Sizes, Shapes and Colors

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:23 pm

I bought to my daughter nice book which help help to learn basic shapes and she wont from me to create ones for her to play with.

So make a set of basic Shapes to learn Sizes, Colors and Shapes.

I use a solid (250gr) colored paper, I get it as set (cheap) in form of notebook.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Bed Night LED Light with Creatures

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 6:26 pm

My 2.5 year old daughter can’t now fall asleep without light.

So I make a Bed Night LED Light with Creatures using Window Colors and solid transparent plastic shapes.

This shapes are fully pre-prepared including a black border links, they are 5-7cm sized (see sample photos)

I use a one small set of 8 small Window Color pens with standard transparent color and another similar sized set with special colors small shiny pearl (see elephant photo).

As Light LED I use yellow 2.7V ones under each Creature and as power supply 2x 1.5V AA batteries (as 3V source).

LEDs are glued to back of Creatures with transparent Termal Glue, I like to work with it because is fast, see photo.
Danger: Termal Glue and unit for it’s applying get very hot, you can get burn out, keep it out from your children.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Home Made Sticker Based Pictures

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 5:57 pm

My daughter like stickers so much then I try to make with here some Home Made Sticker Based Pictures using a cutoffs from advertisement company.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Growth Meter and Strict Stickers Only Area

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 5:53 pm

My daughter like stickers so much then I made for her a combined Growth Meter and Strict Stickers Only Area from peace of pressed wood.

No stickers are allowed outside this area, before this rule we had sticker everywhere in our house.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – In the carpet town by car

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 9:07 am

I get to my daughter a couple of Tonka cars from Hasbro (Best cars on market – they can go strait more then 10 meters).

We also get in nice kids playing carpet (2mx2m) which can be combined with them.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Down the Hill with Tonka Cars

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 8:52 am

I get to my daughter a couple of Tonka cars from Hasbro (Best cars on market – they can go strait more then 10 meters).

They can be very easily controlled, but I discover then is not so easy to send them strait.

So I make this simple Down the Hill device so she can send them more easily (just kick them down),
until she learn how to send cars strait yourself.

Down the Hill device is made from 2 hard paper L parts used in packaging and I also make a parking line to hold them.
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Crazy Monkeys Foot-Marks and Hand-Marks

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 8:26 am

My 2+ years old daughter like to play stepping into foot-marks and hand-marks on the floor.

Simply throw then on the floor and lets your kids try to repeat Monkeys steps, be sure then kids have enough free space for safety.

I call it “Crazy Monkeys Foot-Marks and Hand-Marks”

Our Foot-Marks and Hand-Marks are created simply with scissors from aerobic pad, it must be soft, but still solid (not easily crackable)

We have them a lot – full large paper bag.

Note: Don’t use very hard material, they are commonly very slick and they will move (slip) easily as child will step on them !!!
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – The most valuable exibition in world :-)

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:50 am

As time pass we discover need to have at home some place where to put our small artworks.

We found this to be most appropriate way, using a large pegging, so my kids can stick there artworks yourself.

Important: Don’t use a net with large holes or you kids will climb on int !!!
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Snowman because it’s still cold !Yeah!

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:28 am

Some pictures of our Snowman because it’s still cold in these days !Yeah!
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The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Simple Finger Puppets from FELT

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:18 am

Here is some tips for simple Finger Puppets from felt. I made then one by one during TV evenings – one takes me about 10 minutes..

Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woolen fibers, Felt in Wikipedia.

Felt is good for such puppet toys, because it can easily cut in any direction and by hand plus it can be also glued.

You can get Felt in many colors and best for this puppets is around 2mm thick, thinner is not appropriate for sewing by hand .
You need also a very sharp scissors and plenty of colored synthetic sewings, useful is also universal white glue for gluing wood
to keep small parts on place before you will sew it.

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January 28, 2010

The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – Wall drawing ‘The Aquarium’

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 3:09 pm

When my daughter was 1.5 old , she found then in one Prague Shopping center they have nice painted wall with sea creatures,
I send couple evenings to paint our version of sea shelf, it takes about 20 painting hours + 6 preparation ones.

On then beginning I make a borders with flowers and sea-mew, after I sit with my kid on Google image search and we was looking on real sea shelf photographs to allow my daughter selecting creatures she won’t to have painted.

Creatures don’t need to be perfect, don’t spend time with projecting or transferring complex pictures, kids have big imagination and even simple ones looks for them dreamy.

Some tips:
– Use only solid dark color, light soft colors can’t be painted one over other
– Penetrate first wall with background color mixed with original painting material
– If you want to use shine, select one with micro granulates, so you can also mix shine directly with colors.

See Wall drawing The Aquarium Photos Galleries
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January 16, 2010

The Best Job Is Daddys’s One – My kids age tickers

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 7:19 am

We just send couple minutes of fun with Adela when was selecting pictures of their age tickers, so you know how old are my kids, so we can exchange our Daddy’s Corner Trick & Tips

My Daughter:


My Son:

January 13, 2010

Best job is Daddy’s one – Keeping promises

Filed under: Daddy's Corner — natiku @ 3:34 am

I will try to keeping promise I give to some of you also FATHER’s then I will share photos of activities I doing with my kids, follow up with me on new blog https://virtguru.wordpress.com under

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