After the DIY Little Carousel, here’s a new tutorial for a handmade toy. You can make it for your children and ask them for help. Just follow these few simple steps!
Let’s fish with stick and magnets!
a plywood sheet 5mm thick
a little wooden stick with a diameter of 1cm and 120cm long
two strings 120cm long
acrylic colours and brushes
cardboard sheets and pencils
self-tapping wood screws 3mm long
STEP 1: THE FISHES
Draw on the cardboard sheet some fishes and cut them. Put the fishes on the plywood sheet and draw on it the shapes with a pencil. Cut the fishes on the plywood sheet with the fretsaw. Sandpaper the borders and the sides.
With the acrylic colours, paint the fishes as you prefer. Draw the scales, the fins or the tentacles with a felt-tip pen.
Now, insert the self-tapping screws in the washers and screw them by the fishes’ eyes.
Under each fish, write the score.
STEP 2: THE FISHING RODS
Cut the wooden stick in two parts 60cm long. Sandpaper the ends. Tie the string and fix it with vinyl glue.
At the other end of the string, tie the magnet and fix it with vinyl glue.
Which strange sea creature have you caught? Some original ideas to add to this activity? Let us know with comments.
Translation: Rossana Caruso