I like to carry things in my purse to keep kids entertained when we are stuck somewhere boring. (Tire shop, anyone?)
This magnetic fishing game is perfect! Everything stays contained in this cute metal tin- and the game appeals to both boys and girls.
We like to mix the magnetic fishing game up- sometimes I use a stopwatch and time them “fishing.” Other times I have used it for incentive- by adding sticker numbers to the bottoms of the fish, and having the child pick up that number of toys. (It seem so much funner than Mom barking orders!) However you use your magnetic fishing game- it is a quick and easy one to throw together. You do not need any special tools!
Here is what you will need to create your own magnetic fishing game:
- Fish and Seashells Felties Stickers (we will only use the fish- there are 12 fish in one package)
- 3/16″ Wooden Dowel (one per game)
- Magnetic Jewelry Clasp (7x11mm) (one per game)
- Washi Tape
- Baker’s Twine
- Paper Clips (large and small)
- Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
- Unfinished Tin with Lid (you could use and Altoids or similar tin to upcycle what you have)
- Tissue Paper
- Mod Podge (optional)
- Scrap of Printed Paper (optional)
Using a pair of heavy duty scissors, eyeball about a 1/2 inch down from the end of your dowel, and create a groove. Clamp the dowel in your scissors, and twist the dowel a few times to make the groove.
Measure off a length of baker’s twine. I used about 18″. I wanted enough line for a toddler to stand. You can always wind the twine up on the pole to make the line shorter.
Simply tie it to the end of your line.
This is the easiest thing ever! The fish in this sticker set are already cut, layered and blinged out with rhinestone eyes. We just need to make them magnetic.
On some of the fish- I added a glob of hot glue to secure it better. Most of them stuck back down with the adhesive that already came on the fish stickers. This magnetic fishing game would be a great project for little hand to help assemble.
Keep in mind these are meant to be stickers- so we have a pesky sticky back on the fish that we need to take care of.
Remove the sticker backing on the fish.
Cut around the fish.
This magnetic fishing game is fun project that will get lots of use.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).