who doesn’t love fishing, especially when your fishing pole already has the worm attached! here’s a quick little diy project you can put together in 30 minutes, and the kids will love it!
- colorful felt
- strong magnets
- 1 – 3′ wooden dowel will make two fishing poles
- jute, string or yarn
- fiber fill or some sort of stuffing
- wiggle eyes
- hot glue gun
- jig saw or hand saw
- sewing machine or you can hand sew which will take you a bit longer
- i made a card stock fish template and traced the fishy shape onto my felt, my fish are approx. 7 inches long.
- i started sewing at the one corner of the tail end of the fish and continued to sew all the way around, pivoting at the tip of his mouth and stopping at the opposite corner of the fish tail, leaving the tail open.
- i inserted a magnet through the tail opening and pushed it to his mouth area.
- then stuff the fish with fiber fill, and sew the tail closed.
- hot glue one eye on each side
the fishing pole.
- cut your wooden towel in half with a jig saw or hand saw, you might need to use a little sandpaper to smooth the cut end.
- add hot glue to one end of the fishing pole and wrap the jute around the dowel, add more hot glue if needed to secure the jute.
- and finally hot glue a magnet to the end of the ‘fishing line’, then hot glue your felt worm to the other side.
now your ready to ‘go fish’. we use a circle shaped throw rug as our ‘pond’, but you could use a large bowl, a bucket, a basket, a towel, or a sheet as your ‘pond’.
now all you need is a ‘gone fishing’ sign!
psstt.. this would be a great handmade gift for any toddler.