Pocket Fish Game
When the kids (or you) have had enough of hand held electronic devices this pocket sized Fish Game is perfect for road trips or keeping the kids amused in restaurants and doctors offices. Easy enough to make from supplies you probably already have on hand or could pick up for just a couple dollars. These are so inexpensive and simple to make you can do a couple extras to save for last minute gifts, personalize each one using the wide variety of scrapbook papers available to make them unique.
My boys love it!!!
- Altoids tin
- felt, multiple colors
- scrapbook paper
- lollipop stick or small dowel
- string,twine, or ribbon
- glue gun/glue sticks
- craft glue
- small magnet
- 8-10 small washers
- Empty, wash, and dry tin.
- Trace top and bottom onto scrapbook paper and cut out.
- Make a homemade modge-podge mixture by stirring together 3 parts craft (Elmer’s) glue to 1 part water, stir well.
- “Paint” glue onto top and bottom of tin
- Press paper onto tin and cover paper with a coat of glue mixture.
- Allow to dry and reapply another coat.
- Use alpha letters and stickers to decorate your box.
- Trace a fish shape onto felt and cut out, do this two times for each color you want to make- I folded over my felt and cut once so that the two sides matched exactly.
- Place small washer or other magnetic metal piece in center of fish.
- Apply hot glue to fish (try not to get it on washer so it doesn’t interfere with magnet)
- Place the other fish cutout on top and press down.
- Cut your stick so that it fits into tin diagonally.
- Tie a 8”-12” piece of string, twine, or ribbon around the end of your stick- place a dab of hot glue around knots to secure.
- Glue magnet to end of string, cut off excess.