If you are like us, you have cardboard boxes all over your house or piled up in your garage from the holidays. We had quite a few things shipped to us! Sure, you can recycle them but there are tons of different cardboard boxes crafts and activities that you can use them for first. When my kids were younger, I would make tunnels, cardboard forts, I even made a rocket ship when we got a new fridge a few years ago. Since they have left that phase but are all about games, I decided to make a big Go Fishing Game out of one of our larger boxes. It was really simple to make and you more than likely have everything you need! We even used a wrapping paper cardboard tube for our fishing pole!
DIY Go Fishing Game For Kids Tutorial
Supplies needed for the Go Fishing Game:
- cardboard box
- cardboard tube/stick/small pole
- magnets (the larger the better)
- construction paper/cardstock/foam sheets
- glue stick
How To Make Your Cardboard Box Go Fish Game:
Grab all your supplies and head to a spot where you can spread out. The kids and I love doing our crafts on the floor.
If you want to decorate your Go Fishing Game box, do that first. We glued a couple of blue construction paper sheets on to the front of our box and I made a Go Fish sign. You and your child can decorate it however you would like!
Next, grab you pole and tape a piece of string to it. Ribbon would work well too! If you are using thinner string, you might want to double it up.
Attach one or two magnets to the end of the string by tapping them on. (The larger your magnets are, the easier it will be to catch your fish!)
Once you have done that, draw fish and let your child cut them out if he/she can use scissors. We used foam sheets for our fish so that they would be a little sturdier than construction paper. Cardstock would work well too. Once the fish are cut out, glue a magnet or paperclip to the fish. You just finished making your Go Fishing Game!
Drop your fish in the box and your children are ready to go fishing! Does this sound like a pretty easy craft to make and fishing game for kids? Do you think your child would enjoy this DIY Go Fishing Game?
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Your kids may also enjoy these homemade seek and find games.