Dad Venture

A world where dads invest in their children through play.

Can a Kid Fly a Jet?

My kids do a good job of going along with my ideas but sometimes I take things too far. Building and flying an RC jet was a blast for us all but by the end we were wanting something a... Continue Reading →

Super Simple Water-Rocket Kit

Prep Time: 1 Hour | Cost: $30 With spring around the corner I have been itching to get outdoors and get ready for water-fun this summer. I have limited time so I knew this water rocket project had to be... Continue Reading →

Personalized Onesie (Gift for Newborn)

Prep Time: 1 hour | Cost: $3/Onesie This is one of the coolest (and least expensive) baby gifts I've ever come across. Baby onesies are super cheap and are easy for kids to decorate. We used our kids' hand... Continue Reading →

Best Backyard Bubble Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cost: $3 There are many amazing bubble recipes floating out there on the internet but this is one is has been BY FAR the best bubble for my buck and time input. Just mix these... Continue Reading →

RC Paper Airplane for $16! (Under 20 minute build time.)

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cost: $16 My kids and I set out to design an paper airplane that we could simply strap our quadcopter to and fly. After a few fails we hit on something that works quite well considering... Continue Reading →

Delicious Creativity (homemade soft pretzels)

Prep Time: 1.5 hours | Cost: ~$2 This week Kristina and the kids surprised me by filming a Dad Venture without me! I had a critical week at work and they really saved the day. It was as blast to... Continue Reading →

3 Golden Rules to Bring Your Child’s Imagination to Life

Prep Time: 45 minutes | Cost: <$1 What if you could capture and expand your child's imagination instead of leaving that up to a touch screen? A couple of weeks ago we made epic treasure maps; but what really turned out... Continue Reading →

Paper-Plate Masks

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cost: <$1 The ability to whip out an awesome basically-free creature mask is nothing short of magical. The best part is that your kids can take part in the process. Watch the video join us... Continue Reading →

Shields and Dragon Fire!

Prep Time: 45 minutes | Cost: $1 Every kid loves to hit things... my kids love to hit me specifically and sometimes even like to hit each other. I figure you can either keep them insulated from life or you... Continue Reading →

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