My son has been talking non stop about fishing and he would bring me random toys saying that they were fish. So I decided I would make him some fish and a fishing pole. I just bought some felt squares (4 for $1 at Hobby Lobby) and used this fish pattern to cut them out and sew them.
I learned after making a few of them that it is best to make two copies of the fish pattern and reverse one so that your sides match.I used a washer for the magnet to catch and some ric rac to attach it but you could also use ribbon. I just used what I had.Here is the final fish.I made the pole with a dowel and some yarn for the fishing line. I wrapped some of the extra felt around the bottom for the handle. For the magnet I used super strong round ones and they are able to hold 6 fish at a time.I ended up making 12 fish and my son can't get enough of them.