In my family, I am the middle child of three girls. Kim, the oldest (whom I can’t convince to blog), is the party girl, artist, cook, and baker extraordinaire. Christianne, the youngest (who blogs at Little Page Turners), is the smarty pants, avid reader, kiddo crafter, and budding seamstress.
I try to take advantage of my sisters’ innate gifts whenever possible and am known to request b-day cakes, meals, decorating advice, and sewn goods from these two BFF’s of mine. For Asher’s birthday, I requested Chrissy (only family can call her this) make an adorable magnetic fishing game for the boys. When I worked as an elementary school counselor, I made a similar game with laminated paper fish and the kids LOVED it. I knew my boys would too!
And oh my goodness did they ever LOVE this! Asher was thrilled to receive his own monogrammed bucket. (Chris must have taken my tip on the Target Seau de Merde!) They played with these fish for hours. No exaggeration here. HOURS!
A & Z have been begging to go fishing on the beach and they finally got their chance today :).
Some suggest sewing the metal washers inside the fish, but I’m glad Chris chose to sew them to the outside. I think this makes the success of the catch much easier.
The fabrics she chose were adorable!
Having two fish of each pattern helped the boys come up with their own fish matching games which extended play time. Hallelujah for that!
Z was ecstatic to catch three fish at once. The magnets used were nice and strong. A caught the entire bucket a few times with his magnet :).
Below is a close-up of a fish so you can see its cute button eyes and washer mouth.
Chrissy hasn’t posted a tutorial on how to make these fishies yet, but you can find some floating around the blogosphere if you search. I just found this tutorial here by Kara-Noel.
If you have any sort of sewing ability, I highly recommend making one of these babies for the little people in your lives. My boys give it their very-picky-ADHD-seal-of-approval! Thanks little sis for such a thoughtful gift!
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