It’s Saturday night, I’m five years old, and I can’t sleep. Why? Because I’m so excited to get to Sunday School tomorrow! Sure, the snacks were tasty and the stories they told were pretty good, too. But they had the fishing game and that’s what I was really after. Today I’m thrilled to present to you my take on that old, loved game. Gone Fishin’ is a children’s toy that is sure to to please little ones of all ages—read on to get all the details!
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The 2016 Nursery Trends post really got me inspired to finish up this adorable sewing pattern, inspired by a game that my wonderful Sunday School teacher put together decades ago. Sure, I’ve improved on the idea—when I played this game, I played it with a string, a paperclip, and paper fish. Now these squish-able, colorful fish live in their plastic bowl until they are sent swimming onto the floor. After they are caught on this adorable fishing pole they return safely to their home. It’s a simple game, but kids (and grown-ups) love it!
There’s something about making kids toys that just puts a smile on your face. It’s a quick and simple project, but it just makes you a little…silly!
The fish toy is actually great for a whole range of ages. I gave this as a gift to my niece, G, and nephew, T, this year (they are a little under 2 years old). G had a great time arranging her fishies and putting them in their bowl by color. She understands the fishing concept and will do it sometimes, but for now she wants to touch and arrange! T likes to spear his fish, like a real man. I love that this toy can grow with them!
This fishing toy sewing pattern is so quick and easy— you’ll love it! Here’s the details to get you started:
- 4 fabrics of your choice:
- Fabric A: 1/8 yard
- Fabric B: 1/8 yard
- Fabric C: 1/8 yard
- Fabric D: 1/8 yard
Sewing Machine | Matching Thread| Pins | Iron/Ironing Board | Fabric Scissors | 13 Magnets | Clear Fabric Glue | Pillow Stuffing |Hand Sewing Needle | Piping Cord | Wooden Dowel Rod | Electric Drill/Drill Bit | Plastic Fish Bowl
If you make this, be sure to come back and show off your catch! Feel free to leave an image and all the details in the comments below. Until then, happy fishin’!