Make Dad this fun fishing mobile using some old tackle and fishing equipment. We used a net for our project, but an old fishing basket, hat, or even stuffed fish can be used as the base for the mobile with great results. Adult help will be needed when cutting the fishing line and possibly when tying knots strong enough to hold the net which can be difficult for little hands.
12 inch fishing net
Fishing lures (with hooks removed by an adult)
Make sure everything is clean (and doesn't smell fishy) and safe (no broken pieces, sharp edges, or hooks) before beginning. Place the fishing net on your work surface and cut three 24 inch long lengths of fishing line. Tie one end of one of the lines to the right hand side of the rim of the net, and one end to the left-hand side. Tie one end of the second line to the front of the net and one end to the back of the net. Slide the last piece of line underneath the other two lines in the center of the net and gather the lines together. Let the net hang from the gathered lines and make sure everything is centered and hangs evenly. Tie the last line into a tight knot to firmly hold to the other two lines. Tie the ends of the last line together to make a large loop for hanging. Arrange the lures, spinners, bobbers, worms, and fish on your work surface. Cut varying lengths of the fishing line from the spool. Tie each item to the net and let the pieces dangle. Try to vary the lengths and types of fishy items around the net. Once everything is tied onto the net, carefully hang the net in a safe draft free place until you can give it to Dad. Be careful not to get the items all tangled up together as it takes a while to untangle fishing line.
Project Developed by Wen Zientek-Sico.