Make a Homemade Magnetic Fishing Game

You've seen those electronic fishing games right? Not suitable for young children and annoyingly loud. Well, this fishing set is sure to be a Summer Boredom Buster! DIY Magnetic Fishing Game Supplies You'll Need: 1 sheet of paper for the pattern pen to mark out a pattern fabric (I used 4 coordinating fat quarters and had loads left over) pins sewing machine leather cord (can substitute with yarn or twine) 1" circular magnets hot glue gun scissors fray check stuffing (instead of buying stuffing you can use an old pillow) 1" dowel How to Put the Cloth Fish Together 1. Trace a fish pattern onto paper. The simpler the better! Make it a little wider than you think it needs to be for seam allowance. 2. Cut pattern out of paper then use it to cut out the fish. … [Read more...]

Cereal Box Cut-Out Crafts Matching Game

Create your own Memory style matching game with cereal boxes. This will make it a quick and easy educational game for preschoolers. Open and flatten out your old brightly colored cereal, and other food, boxes. Choose about 6 different solid colors and cut out 2 pairs of same-size squares or circles from each. I used a circle cutter to get uniform shapes with guaranteed smooth edges. You could also trace a cup or saucer size plate. The trick is to make sure that the boxes you use are similar width, but differing colors. Let your children turn over the pieces, shuffle them, lay them out, and start matching. Such a simple and easy learning activity for young children and if they lose the pieces, rip them up or drool, color, or mark them, etc. you aren't out any money. … [Read more...]