Monday, August 27, 2012

Gone Felt Fishin'

I've never tried to fry Felt Fish but, they sure are good while learning to count to five. They also served as a good color review. All in honor of National Catfish Month.

We counted the number of buttons and then "released" the fish in our pond. To play, for example, I would ask him to catch the green fish or find the fish with 3 buttons. We played over and over. Thank goodness it was a catch-and-release operation!

To make the fish, I cut 2 different patterns with paper. I traced them on the felt and cut out 2 pieces for each fish. I sewed the buttons on them and then sewed them together leaving a small gap near the mouth area. I inserted a small washed and sewed it into place. We then found a wooden spatula spoon that had a hole already on the end. I removed the rubber end and tied a thick string onto the "pole". I tied a button on the other end and hot glued on a magnet.

And of course, we had to fry some up in a pan! Remember, we live in the #1 state for catfish production! Over 80% of catfish in the USA come from the Hospitality State!

He's a Good Cook


  1. What a cute activity! I love that you fried up the fish afterwards.

  2. What a beautiful toy and I am sure you will use it over and over again. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

    1. Thanks! He has enjoyed several "fishin' trips" so far! LOL

  3. Yours turned out great! I made a set for my daughter 2 years ago and there is a great set on Counting Coconuts! Aren't they so much fun! Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase!

  4. Very cute idea! I will have to remember it for when my little guy gets a little bigger!

  5. This is such a cute, clever idea! What a fun project & activity all in one =-) I just wanted to let you know that I featured this at TGIF today ( Feel free to grab an I was featured button if you like! Thanks for linking up and I can't wait to see what you link up today =-)
    Have a great weekeend,
    Beth =-)

  6. What a great idea to sew the buttons on!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!