Sunday, March 17, 2013

Magnetic Fish Game with Sock and Mitten Fish {Delightfully Creative}

For Christmas, I made my four-year old nephew a magnetic fishing game. Last year, I saw a Pin on Pinterest of fish made from socks-adorable!

But, the pin link no longer worked, so I did a little research and found similar sock fish on Petite Lemon blog. Hillary made it look so easy and adorable, I decided to make some  my fish the same way.

I found two packs of colorful socks on sale in different sizes-baby socks (about 3-6 months) and Toddler socks. Next to them, I saw a pack of really cute baby mittens and thought they would made adorable small fish. 

  (Mitten fish, baby sock fish, toddler sock fish)

These are super easy to make!

You'll Need:
  • Baby/Toddler Socks and/or Mittens
  • Poly Fill
  • Strong Magnets
  • Needle and Thread
  • Twine
  • Buttons
The mitten fish is already fish-looking, so all you have to do is stuff the mitten half-full with poly fill and one magnet and sew the mitten shut right below the cuff seam. Then, tie it tight with twine. 

For the sock fish, you must first turn the sock inside out and sew  a line across the heel.

This will cut off the heel to make a more oval body.

Then, like with the mitten, turn the sock right side and fill with poly fill to the heel. Put in strong magnet toward the toes and sew shut. Tie it off with twine to make the tail fan out.

I added the mouths and eyes after the fish were stuffed and sewed shut.

I made 12 fish and put them in this cute basket I found at Michael's. It reminded me of a vintage fish basket without the lid.

I made each rod by gluing a wood candle cup to a wood dowel-the candle cup makes a handle. I tied twine to the dowel for the line and added a metal key chain hook for a fishing hook. For the magnet, I glued a metal washer to the magnet so I could hook the magnet to the metal hook via the washer. I made little worms out of pipe cleaners.

Here it is in action.

I got super into making this game more complicated and added another sock creature-you'll have to stay tuned next week for that guy!

Delightful Creating!

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  2. such a great idea, i love the sock fish. We made some for my son using felt and metal washers.

  3. Very cute. I might have to try this.


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