School is out, and you've got most of the summer to spend time with your family.  Get inspired by the projects in Kaptin Scarlet's new Dadcando book, then tell us about your favorite games, crafts, and activities in the Dadcando Family Fun Contest!

Families can have fun in all sorts of ways, and Dadcando and Instructables are here to help. Whether you're making a home adventure movie with cardboard props, preparing homemade popsicles, crafting something unique, or just playing a game outside on a sunny day, we want to know about it. To enter the contest, simply make a new Instructable showing others how your family has fun. If it's bringing your family together, we want to learn how you do it!

Share something awesome and win a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 12.1 MP Digital Camera camera! Small and portable, this camera takes sweet pictures as well as nice HD video so you can document all your future family fun! We're also giving away Eye-Fi cards for wirelessly sending photos from your camera and every winner gets a copy of Dadcando (here in the UK) and an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

So what are you waiting for? Share a great family fun Instructable and help make this summer even better for other families out there! We can't wait to see what you'll do together.
Multiples entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize International entries are accepted

The Dadcando Family Fun Contest is closed.


First Prize (1 winner)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 12.1 MP Digital Camera. Take great pictures of what you've done with the fantastic zoom lens and record awesome HD video as well!

Also the Instructables Prize Pack, which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, and more!

Second Prize (2 winners)

Eye-Fi Connect X2 card for your digital camera. Wirelessly send your pictures to your computer and share them faster!

Also the Instructables Prize Pack, which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, and more!

Runner-Up (5 winners)

The Instructables Prize Pack, which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, and more!

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 4, 2010 and Aug 8, 2010 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Dadcando Family Fun Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.