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Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoid tin!

Perfect gift for little hands...
I made each of my kids a little fishing kit for Christmas!
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!

Or check out my blog Doodlecraft for more awesome tutorials!

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
Here's what you will need:
  • Wooden dowel
  • Magnet with a hole in the center...or 2 magnets the same size 
  • Colorful felt
  • Washers or magnetic metal discs ((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.))
  • Hot glue/gun
  • Twine or string
ChrysCann1 year ago
I am soooo going to make this for our upcoming plane trip. My daughter will love it. Thanks!
raehNaz1 year ago
I love this but my son always wants a "competition," so I'm making a few changes: #1. Make the fish with only one small washer in each- head, belly or tail; #2 Adding boots! Each twice the size of fish, with more than one washer in each, making them easier to catch than the fish. On each player tries to avoid boots & catch the fish; either keeping score & only having a limited # of turns or fishing until all of the (oddly) numbered fish are caught, subtracting one for each boot, then whoever has the most fish wins.
Loooove it
Printy2 years ago
Fantastic! I love your website and your instructables. :)
doodlecraft (author)  Printy2 years ago
Thank you! :)
claramecium2 years ago
super easy idea!
nemalim2 years ago
beautiful! definitely my next project!
layasera2 years ago
Great gift for kids!
chabias2 years ago
Just got your newsletter and came to vote. I love this idea! My grandkids would love it too. BTW, Natalie...I crack up every time I see your profile pic. Too funny!
doodlecraft (author)  chabias2 years ago
Oh Thanks! Yeah, I haven't been able to switch profile pics anywhere, I just LOVE this one! That is sooo my hubby! :)
Thanks again, hope you make a fishing set for those grandkids, they would love it! :)
That's cool!
doodlecraft (author)  Jessie Marie2 years ago
Thanks :)
Looks awesome. Most anything that has to do with Altoids and the word "customizable" in it must be.
doodlecraft (author)  Fried Potatoes2 years ago
Thanks! Yes, Altoids tins rule! :)
Kiteman2 years ago
Oh, that's a brilliant little project!

doodlecraft (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
Thanks! The kids have loved them!