I did this craft/activity a little while back, but thought I would post it for those interested.
Here is a fast, no-sewing craft that your toddler will love to help with and play with.
Here is what you need:
-Girl Ankle Socks (from the Dollar Store)
-Dowel (from Wal-mart 5/16”)
-Hot Glue Gun
-Power Magnets, the button magnets shown above didn’t work well. (Power Magnets are found at Hobby Lobby -strength is 9 out of 10).
I chose the smallest size they had, smaller than a pea, it had 12 magnets in it.)
Use a TINY amount of hot glue to attach the magnet to the inside of the sock at the toe. Do not use the button magnets I used! Use the power magnets as mentioned above.
Put some batting in the sock.
Tie the sock shut just as you would a balloon.
Hot Glue buttons on to look like eyes.
Take embroidery string and cut to desired length x 2.
(I folded mine in half so that I could attach the doughnut magnet.)
Pull the string back through the loop to attach the magnet.
Wrap the end of the string around the dowel 3 times and tie a square knot.
Seal the knot and string on the dowel with a little hot glue around the entire knot.
All done! Look how simple that was!
Now let your kids have a blast fishing for those cute sock fish!
If you have girls, you may consider making this cuter version I saw online. I have boys and the bows would be ripped off as soon as I attached them on.