Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoids tin! – Pinterest DIY & Crafts

Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoids tin! – Pinterest DIY & Crafts

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Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoids tin!  – Pinterest DIY & Crafts

Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoids tin…fun for dinners out

Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoids tin!  – Pinterest DIY & Crafts

Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoids tin!

 

Hope you had a great Christmas! I’ve heard a few people in my day say that they don’t think that homemade gifts “count” as a good Christmas gift.  I disagree. Homemade gifts are so fun, one of a kind, and lots of extra thought for the receiver! And just because something is handmade does not mean it is cheaper than a store-bought gift…but this one was…as almost all of mine are!

I made each of my kids a little fishing kit for Christmas! I made each of them slightly different sizes…but one was tiny enough to fit in an Altoids tin…for my son who loves Mini-pocket-sized fun! Check out the easy tutorial and then you can make one any size you wish!

Here’s what you will need:

Wooden dowel Magnet with a hole in the center…or 2 magnets the same size Colorful felt Washers or magnetic metal discs Hot glue/gun Twine or string

Make sure your metal washers are magnetic!
I had a big bag of washers that weren’t…so check first.
I also had these little metal discs.
Anything flat and magnetic will work…but not too heavy.
Begin by cutting 2 fish shapes out of your felt.
These fish are about an inch and half or so long…
hot glue a washer or disc onto it.

We did another to make it easier to catch the fish. Put some glue on top

Place the second fish shape on top!

See how easily the magnet can pick up the fish?

Then do a bunch!  We made 12 fish for each set…each different colors.

This way we can use this for color sensory games as well!

Or make a large fish set!  We did a series of metal discs on the insides of these large fish

All 12 done!  You could get fancy and embroider the fish…add patterns…etc! The felt works great because it is tightly woven so it doesn’t stretch when kids pull the fish away from the magnet.

Now for the pole. Wrap and tie the twine around the dowel. If you have a magnet with a hole, simple tie it on the end of the twine.

 If not… 

Put a little hot glue on one of the magnets and lay the twine on it.

  Then press the other magnet on top.
They will attract to each other, and the glue keeps the twine in place!
Easy!
Then put them in a bag, pouch, box or tin!

The tin is fun, because the magnet will stick right inside too!

Quiet and small enough to take to church, school, the store, running errands…a great travel game, to the doctor’s office…or wherever!

Or a little larger…

Larger still…perfect for classroom activities, church lessons, or party games!

A great pocket sized gift!

Hope you love it!

Source : doodlecraft.blogspot.com

 

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Joe