Monday, October 6, 2014

Busy Bags: Gone Fishing!

These felt fishies were a bit tedious to make, but the end result was worth the time! I drew the outlines on the felt with a felt tipped marker. Then cut them out, and attached paper clips to each one. The fishing pole is a pencil with craft string tied around the end. I used a hot glue gun to seal the magnet and the end of the string between two pieces of felt. 

The kids love going fishing, and Kit especially loves to save the other fish by catching the sharks!

I am disappointed in the magnet however. I bought a set of them in the craft section of Walmart, but they are not very strong at all. Even doubling up on the paperclips to give the magnet more to attach to only helped a little. So I plan on replacing the small craft magnet with a stronger one. After several failed attempts at catching the fish, Kit loses interest, and the whole point is to help keep her engaged and busy!

Otherwise, we love them! So if you make these, remember to use a big, strong magnet!


  1. Cute project, sorry about the stinking lame magnets!

  2. LOVING this fishing idea! Can't wait to do it with Mia when we are going stir crazy this winter :) (and a huge thank you for warning us about the magnets, ha ha! This is why I love blogging!)

    1. I'm so glad! Thank you for letting me know. Have fun creating your own!