You showed us how to hold a hammer,

to have a spotter for your ladder.

You said, don’t stress the little things,

and shared the joy that sewing brings.

You built our toys and furniture too,

we dealt with splinters just for you.

You cooked our meals, good or not,

and showed us how to clean wood rot.

You gave us problems to help us think,

we held the light while you fixed the sink.

You explained that life is “Give and Take”,

Thanks Dad, for teaching us to Make.


Caleb Kraft

Caleb Kraft

Community Editor for Make:
I get ridiculously excited seeing people make things. I just want to revel in the creativity of the masses! My favorite thing in the world is sharing the hard work of a maker.

I’d always love to hear about what you’re making, so send me an email any time at [email protected]

  • Douglas Smallen

    I was one of the “Lucky” ones, Dad could make or fix anything, and let me be hands on with him.

  • Jessica Scott

    Thanks for putting this post together! It’s cool to read these stories about other maker dads.