- Colored Felt
- Wooden skewers
- Hot Glue Gun
- Large Metal Paper clips
- Craft Glue
- Thread and Needle
How to Make:
- For the fish, cut 2 pieces of felt for each fish. Place paper clip between the two fish, with about a half inch sticking out where the fish's mouth would be. Stitch in a straight line looping around the paper clip to hold it in place. I used a sewing machine at first but after 1 bent needle and 2 broken ones I decided to just do it by hand. Glue the rest of the halves of the fish together.
- For the fishing rod, cut the pointy end of the skewer off. Wrap felt around the cut off end (due to risk of splinters) and hot glue. Sew a small pouch to put the magnet in, tie a knot in one end of the twine and stick it in the pouch too. Sew the fourth side of the pouch, thru the twine. Use a scissors to make an indentation in the other end of the skewer, tie the twine around the end of it
How to Use:
Use the fishing rod to catch the fish. The magnet will attach to the paper clip. Practice naming colors as you catch each fish. You have to slowly pull the rod up when the magnet attaches to the paper clip, otherwise the fish will fall off.
Leah, 2.5 years old, sometimes uses her hands to attach a fish (or even 2) to the magnet. She has used the rod to catch fish the proper way before, though.
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