My little boy loves running around with anything that can be used as a fire hose or fishing rod. It started getting a bit dangerous swinging ropes and sticks around, so I decided to make him a fishing kit.The bag was taken from a lunch bag tutorial I found on A Lemon Squeezy Home.
I didn't have much fish fabric for the outside, so I went with turtles instead. The inside fabric is more heavy-weight to make the bag stand by itself. There is a small plastic inserted in the bottom, as suggested in the above-mentioned tutorial. The bag measures 6"x9"x4" (16cmx19cmx16cm) with the flap down. The flap is held down with velcro.
And the fishing idea was from From an Igloo.
The fishing rod is made of very soft light wood and measures appr. 9,5 inches (24 cm); fitting nicely in the bag on a diagonal slant. Paper clips were firmly sewn into the fishes' mouths and tied a ring-shaped magnet at the end of the line.
The fish were made out of fabric, stuffed with some polyester batting and paper clips firmly sewn in at their mouths. Some of the fish I drew myself on white fabric, while the rest are from pre-printed fabric which were either already colored or I painted myself with fabric markers.
The strap is actually a zipper, which can be closed and carried over one shoulder, or...
... opened to be used as a back-sack. A really clever idea, which I am not taking credit for.
I made a second fishing rod for his little sister to avoid fighting, but they still have to take turns or their fishing lines get tangled or magnets stuck to each other in the bag. To make the game more interesting, one can decide that whoever catches a particular fish (or star fish in our case) wins.
Here's hoping you catch a whopper!