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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Gone Fishin'

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Cabin fever is hitting our house even more than usual, since there is no snow on the ground. It looks nice and wonderful outside, but is freezing cold! 
My two-year-old just can't figure out why we can't go play at the park.

Here is a fast, no-sewing craft that your toddler will love to help with and play with.

Here is what you need:
-Girl Ankle Socks (from the Dollar Store)
-Dowel (from Wal-mart 5/16'' (57 cents))
-Embroidery String
-Hot Glue Gun
-Doughnut Magnet
-Power Magnets (the button magnets shown above didn't work well)
(Power Magnets are found at Hobby Lobby (strength is 9 out of 10)
I chose the smallest size they had, smaller than a pea, it had 12 magnets in it.)

Use a TINY amount of hot glue to attach the magnet to the inside of the sock at the toe.
Do not use the button magnets I used! Use the power magnets as mentioned above.

Put some batting in the sock.

Tie the sock shut just as you would a balloon.

Hot Glue buttons on to look like eyes.

Take embroidery string and cut to desired length x 2.
(I folded mine in half so that I could attach the doughnut magnet.)

Pull the string back through the loop to attach the magnet.

 Wrap the end of the string around the dowel 3 times and tie a square knot.

Seal the knot and string on the dowel with a little hot glue around the entire knot.

All done! Look how simple that was!

Now let your kids have a blast fishing for those cute sock fish!

If you have girls, you may consider making this cuter version. I have boys and the bows would be ripped off as soon as I attached them on.

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1 comment:

  1. It's too cute for words. Every person who walks past my desk I have to show them and say "look how cute my sister is!"