Altoids Tin Mini Fishing Game
These little felt fish tuck away into an Altoids tin for a fun take with you game for the kids. This is a guide about making an Altoids tin mini fishing game.
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This mini fishing game is a perfect purse activity to entertain them.
Total Time: 1 hour
- 1 Altoids box
- 1 wooden dowel (3 1/2 in. long)
- felt squares, any colors
- small metal washers
- 1 small magnet (with a hole in the middle)
- hot glue
- Cut a piece of yarn about 12 inches long. Tie one end of the yarn onto the dowel.
- Leave a tail to wrap around the dowel, to secure the "fishing line". Run a line of hot glue down the dowel and wrap the yarn over it. When you reach the end, put a dot of hot glue onto the end of the dowel and push the end of the yarn into it to secure it.
- Tie the "fishing line on to the magnet using a square knot. Now set your fishing pole aside.
- Sketch a simple fish pattern on a piece of cardboard. Make sure to test fit it in the Altoids tin. Cut out two fish shapes per fish. Cut them out.
- Begin sewing the two fish pieces together on your sewing machine. Before you completely sew it shut, slip a washer inside, then finish sewing it closed.
- Tie of the thread ends and cut of any extra thread. Then trim off any excess felt, where the shapes may have shifted, leaving overhanging edges.
- When not in use, stow the game in the tin. Happy fishing!
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This video shows you how to make a fishing game that fits inside an Altoids tin. This is a great game to keep in you purse. View the full project here: Mini Fishing Game
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