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Create your very own Magnetic Fishing Game with this simple and delightful DIY project. Perfect for engaging kids on rainy days or whenever you need a creative indoor activity that enhances hand-eye coordination, counting skills, and colour recognition.

Crafting a Magnetic Go Fishing Game

When my niece visited during the school holidays, I was searching for entertaining ideas. Inspired by a beautiful "Magnetic Let’s Go Fishing" game on Etsy, I decided to create my version due to time constraints. I recalled a DIY fishing game my grandmother made for me, and it was the perfect solution.

How to Make Your Own Magnetic Fishing Game for Kids Magnet Store Supplies

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Optional: Sharpie/Markers, Felt, Googly eyes, Washers.

TOOLS:

  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors or craft knife

ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS:

  1. Felt:
  • Glue or sew felt fish, adding magnets afterwards.
  • No need to invert the fish since the felt doesn’t fray.
  1. Card Stock:
  • Use patterned or glittered card stock for colourful fish.

*Note: Glittered card stock may be shed over time.

  1. Fishing Pole:
  • Substitute a wooden pole with an empty paper towel roll.

How to Make Your Own Magnetic Fishing Game for Kids Magnet Store Steps

CRAFTING MAGNETIC FOAM FISH

  1. Print and cut out fish patterns.
  2. Trace patterns onto the foam and cut them out.
  3. Glue washers inside the foam fish.
  4. Apply glue to the fish, press down on the foam, and repeat on the back.
  5. Decorate your fish with eyes and scales. You can even let the kids decorate them.
  6. Optional: Add googly eyes.

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CRAFTING THE MAGNETIC FISHING ROD

I purchased a rod from Builder Warehouse. You or the kids can decorate the fishing rod if you would like. I left it natural for a simple look. Follow these steps:

  1. Sand down rod edges until smooth.
  2. Glue twine/yarn to the rod's end.
  3. Attach the magnet to the twine/yarn end.

That's it! Crafting your Magnetic Fishing Game is a breeze. Create as many fish as you like in a variety of colours for endless fun. If you create more rods and fish, more kids can play and compete to see who can catch fish.

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