Easy DIY craft: Magnetic Fishing Game

This magnetic fishing game is perfect for kids! Everything stays contained in this cute metal tin and the game appeals to both boys and girls. Given below are the steps courtesy of blog.consumercrafts.com.

Materials required: Fish and Seashells Felties Stickers, 3/16″ Wooden Dowel , Magnetic Jewelry Clasp (7x11mm), Washi Tape, Baker’s Twine, Paper Clips (large and small), Scissors, Hot Glue Gun, Unfinished Tin with Lid, Tissue Paper, Mod Podge (optional), and Scrap of Printed Paper (optional).

Measure your dowel so it will fit inside your tin. Use some pliers to trim the dowel and with a piece of sand paper, gently level and smooth the end of the dowel. Using a pair of heavy duty scissors, eyeball about a 1/2 inch down from the end of your dowel, and create a groove. Clamp the dowel in your scissors, and twist the dowel a few times to make the groove. This will create a nice gutter for your twine to stay put!

Measure off a length of baker’s twine (about 18″). You can always wind the twine up on the pole to make the line shorter.  Add your jewelry clasp magnet. Also you can add a strip of washi tape to the dowel.

The fish in this sticker set are already cut, layered and blinged out with rhinestone eyes. We just need to make them magnetic.

Next step is peel up the first layer of the fish, and slip a paper clip in there. Stuck back down with the adhesive that already came on the fish stickers (use hot glue for securing). 

Remove the sticker backing on the fish. Adhere the sticky fish to the reverse side of some printed tissue paper. Tissue paper will cover up the sticky area, but not add extra weight to the fish. Cut around the fish. And your little fish are ready to be caught!

Use some Mod Podge to add a printed scrap of paper to the top of my tin and washi tape on the sides of the tin to finish it off. Now you’re done.