Go Fish: Fill a Mason Jar with Fishing Trip Essentials

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Go Fishing Mason Jar

My kids finally finished the school year, and their very first summer invite was a fishing trip with some friends. Kids love going fishing in the summertime. For some, it is a way to get food. For others, it is a quiet pastime and a way to spend time outdoors. I made a Go Fishing Mason Jar for my kids before their fishing trip to the lake. The jar is filled with fishing gear and snacks. These jars could also given as fun party favors.

Stick Fishing Pole

Start by making a mini fishing pole to decorate the jar. I used a small twig from my yard and hot glued a piece of twine to one end. Then, I glued two red, felt fish on the other end of the twine so that the twine was sandwiched between the fish. I also clipped a red and white bobber to the twine.

Go Fishing Jar Supplies

Gather some basic fishing supplies to put into the jar. I added fish-shaped crackers, a granola bar, hand sanitizer, fishing hooks, weights, fishing line, string, bobbers and a pocket knife. The items you put in the jar depend on the age of the person receiving the jar and the type of fishing they do. My kids fish off a dock in a lake and are concerned more about catching anything at all on the line than they are about what they catch.

Fill The Fishing Jar

Carefully fit all of the items in the jar like a puzzle, rearranging as necessary. I used a blue tinted mason jar because it reminds me of blue water.

Hot Glue Fishing Pole

Hot glue the fishing pole to the front of the mason jar.

Go Fishing Jar Tutorial

Put a piece of paper tape over the fishing pole where you hot glued it to the jar to give it an extra pop of color. The Go Fishing jar is a great way to inspire kids to put away the electronics and head outdoors!

Photo credit: Tonia Larson

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