Project Overview

Make your very own fishing game. Catch the most fish to win!

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Cut the dowel to size
2 Tie the cord
3 Attach the cord to the hook
4 Create your fish
5 Allocate points to your fish
6 It's time to go fishing
  • Step 1. Cut the dowel to size

    Get an adult to cut/saw the piece of dowel in half making 2 x 60cm lengths. Using scissors cut the cord in two 80cm lengths.
  • Step 2. Tie the cord

    To make the fishing rods, tie one end of the cord around the end of both dowels, use about 10cm to tie your knot. An adult can help with this.
  • Step 3. Attach the cord to the hook

    Then slide the other end of the cord through the nail holes of the picture hook. Pull the picture hook up the cord so that it is at the end of each dowel. This should leave 10cms of cord to tie a knot securing the hook to the cord.
  • Step 4. Create your fish

    You can either use the fish templates provided or simply draw your own fish on the foam. If using the templates, use your scissors cut out the fish shapes from three sheets of foam to make a school of nine fish. Using a single hole punch, make a hole at the head of each fish for the mouth. Then cut a 10cm length of soft wire for each fish. Thread the wire through the hole in the fish mouth and form a loop by twisting the wire around itself.
  • Step 5. Allocate points to your fish

    Finally allocate points to each fish by writing a number on them using a sharpie.
  • Step 6. It's time to go fishing

    Fill up a large container like a clam shell pool with water and throw in your foam fish and you’re ready to go fishing!

Tools and Materials


  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Pencil
  • Single hole punch
  • Hand saw


  • Picture Angle Drive Hooks
  • Dowel 12mmx1.2m
  • A4 Foam Sheet - 10 Pack
  • Venetian Blind Cord (2.5mmx30m)
  • Braided Picture Hanging Wire 10m
  • Fountain Products Clam Shell Sandpit

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