Hope you had a great Christmas!
I've heard a few people in my day say that they don't think that
homemade gifts "count" as a good Christmas gift. I disagree.
Homemade gifts are so fun, one of a kind, and lots of extra thought for the receiver!
And just because something is handmade does not mean
it is cheaper than a store-bought gift...but this one was...as almost all of mine are!
I made each of them slightly different sizes...but one was tiny
enough to fit in an Altoids tin...for my son
who loves Mini-pocket-sized fun!
Check out the easy tutorial and then you can make one any size you wish!
Magnet with a hole in the center...or 2 magnets the same size
Washers or magnetic metal discs
Twine or string
Make sure your metal washers are magnetic!
I had a big bag of washers that weren't...so check first.
I also had these little metal discs.
Anything flat and magnetic will work...but not too heavy.
Begin by cutting 2 fish shapes out of your felt.
These fish are about an inch and half or so long...
hot glue a washer or disc onto it.
Put some glue on top
Then do a bunch! We made 12 fish for each set...each different colors.
This way we can use this for color sensory games as well!
Or make a large fish set! We did a series of metal discs on the insides of these large fish
The felt works great because it is tightly woven so it doesn't stretch
when kids pull the fish away from the magnet.
Wrap and tie the twine around the dowel.
If you have a magnet with a hole, simple tie it on the end of the twine.
Then press the other magnet on top.
They will attract to each other, and the glue keeps the twine in place!
The tin is fun, because the magnet will stick right inside too!
running errands...a great travel game, to the doctor's office...or wherever!
Or a little larger...