Lately, Eve has been going a bit stir-crazy.
She’s not the only one going a bit bonkers.
Why am I showing you felt fish?
Because they are making my afternoon a little less crazy today.
And all it took was:
- Felt of various colors
- Magnetized hematite beads
- Hot glue sticks& Glue gun
I looked up some of the animals from one of Eve’s favorite shows (Octonauts. That would be Octonauts. Also, Finding Nemo.)
Here’s a few of the felt aquarium buddies:
The process is pretty simple.
You cut the felt into a shape that looks like the fish you want. (See the red ones? No specific species there, but definitely a big hit. Blue “eels” were also VERY simple.) If you want some patterns, I like to look up coloring pages of the shape you’re trying to imitate. You can even pin the paper to your felt to cut it out, if you want.
After the fish are cut out, heat up your glue gun! This next part is a snap. Just a dot of glue, and a bead, dot of glue, and a bead. (For the squid, jellyfish, manta ray, etc: they got 2 eyes, because they looked like their faces were in a frontal view.)
Fashion a “fishing pole”: