Now that we’ve given you the steps to making felt fish, next up are these DIY toy fishing poles. It was fun photographing Oscar and Lukas playing with the game. You can see the delight on their faces. I will not lie, I did have to dodge a few flying magnets as they decided to practice their fly fishing. You can see the step-by-step details on how to make these rods below. The materials are simple and include felt, embroidery thread, filler, macrame rope, a 48-inch dowel and a strong magnet “hook”. The pattern for the felt pieces is available to download at the end of the post. We added a lot of little details to our rods as they will not only be used for the game but will also be part of the new decor in the boys’ bedroom. I am getting quite excited to share the reveal of this room and more of the DIY details throughout the month. Enjoy! ~ Lia
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Super neat idea, Lia.
You mentioned the AdTech glue gun in a comment above. Have you had any issues with it? I’m in the market for a new one.
No, but we do tend to go back & forth between AdTech and Surebonder!
Thanks for sharing this. My nephew is about to turn 4, so I now have a new project to work on for him. He loves fishing, so this is a really great idea. 🙂
Where did you get your glue gun? I have one, but mine doesn’t get hot enough some times. I think it’s time I get a new one.
Yay, how fun! He’ll love it 🙂 We like the AdTech brand, found on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Lo-Temp-Compact-Crafting-Projects-0450/dp/B01FLS2WPG/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1531024242&sr=8-7&keywords=adtech+glue+gun
Fun guide, love the pictures. I have a nephew just turning 2 who would love to have something like this.
I cannot wait to make this for all of the little boys in the family for Christmas! We have a 3.5 year old, a 2.5 year old, two 2 year olds and a 1.5 year old! They will all have a blast fishing together!
This is so wonderful to hear!! It makes us so happy that we can provide DIY inspiration for people of all ages! I hope you have a great time crafting together, let us know if you have any ideas for other kids’ games that we can work on 🙂
Hi, this is on my list for my little nephews – but is something missing? The fish instructions don’t seem to include a corresponding magnet or metal piece for the fishing rod magnet to “hook” – what did I miss? Thanks!
Yes, you do need to make sure you insert a magnet prior to stuffing the fish. It is included in the tutorial but I will also mention it in the post. It will be hard to fish without it. Happy Fishing!!!
Thanks! Now I have another question: what did you do with the rope at the top of the pole?
It was strung through a piece of felt that was attached at the end of the pole. (like in picture 9) It is easier than it sounds;-) Hope this helps!
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That little guy is so cute ! My Grandson would have loved this also a couple years ago !
Thanks! They grow up way too fast. Also, not fast enough…