A DIY Fishing Game for Kids

A DIY Fishing Game for Pretend Play

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This simple DIY fishing game for kids is easy to make with cardboard and magnets. Includes instructions for making your own magnetic fish and fishing rod plus ideas for pretend play. (We used the fishing game with a Fort Magic canoe.)

A DIY Fishing Game with a Fort Magic Canoe

This post contains affiliate links.The Fort Magic kit and pretend play go hand in hand in our household.

We usually build something—a submarine, airplane, fort, igloo—that then encourages all kinds of imaginative play over the next few days.

This time the kids started with a pretend play idea (a diy fishing game ) and decided to make something with the Fort Magic kit to go with it.

It all started when Maia and Daphne were sitting on top of the washer “fishing” with a piece of yarn.

This simple DIY fishing game for kids is easy to make with cardboard and magnets. Includes instructions for making your own magnetic fish and fishing rod plus ideas for pretend play. (We used the fishing game with a Fort Magic canoe.) #toys #play #playroom #playmatters #kidsactivities

They decided to make, first, a fishing pole (dowel + cardboard tube + duct tape + yarn + cardboard hook) then some fish (cardboard with an eye hole to snag with the hook).

There was a lot of creative problem solving that went into the fishing operation (I was in the next room overhearing much of it).

In the end it proved tricky to fish by angling the hook into the eye hole. When I could hear that they were getting frustrated, I mentioned that we had some magnets on the studio shelf, and they were off again. Getting out the glue gun, attaching magnets to the hook and the fish, and then, success!

Their new DIY fishing game worked!

Making Fish for a DIY Fishing Game

They painted and decorated their fish.

Painted Cardboard Fish for the DIY Fishing Game

Then they made some more. (I even made a couple myself as my contribution to the diy fishing game.)

How to Make Fish for the DIY Fishing Game

MATERIALS

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Magnet disks
  • Glue
  • Yarn
  • Wooden dowel/stick

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. First, cut the cardboard into simple fish shapes.
  2. Decorate with paint, drawings, or colored paper.
  3. Glue magnet disks on for the eyes.
  4. Cut a large cardboard fishing hook and glue a magnet on to the end of the hook.
  5. Attach your magnetic hook to a wooden dowel fishing rod with yarn.
  6. Use your new fish and fishing rod to see how many fish you can catch or to play another kind of fishing game!

They fished for a while from the top of the washing machine, then decided they need a proper boat to fish from.

A Boat for the Fishing Game

Building with a Fort Magic KitFort Magic to the rescue!

They looked at the Fort Magic building ideas, chose the canoe over the pirate ship, and got to work, all by themselves.

Maia, the 9 year old, was directing the whole operation with Daphne, almost 5, the willing understudy.

They counted out the pieces they needed to build the canoe.

Assembled it.

And even made a canoe paddle, following the Fort Magic instructions.

At this point, they called me in to help with covering the frame. As always, we used our collection of play silks and assorted thrifted scarves and attached them using the handy little clips that come with the Fort Magic kit.

I especially like how the large rainbow scarf covers the bow of the boat!

While the canoe instructions included how to make a fishing pole, Maia and Daphne skipped that part since they already had one.

However they decided they needed a sail and, later, a steering wheel.

Painted Cardboard Fish for the DIY Fishing Game

Finally, the boat was navigated out to the fishing waters…

DIY Fishing Game in the Fort Magic Canoe

…and the fishing operation commenced.

DIY Fishing Game and Pretend Play with a Fort Magic Canoe

They even asked me to video tape the fishing pole in action (um, maybe I’ll figure out how to do a video today).

DIY Fishing Game and Pretend Play with a Fort Magic Canoe

You can buy the Fort Magic kits on AmazonThey also have a 30-day money back guarantee and a full manufacturing warranty on all the parts!

This is post is sponsored by Fort Magic. The Fort Magic fort kit for kids was sent to us for free to try out and review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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  • Reply
    Amy Rogers
    September 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    These kits are such a great idea. We’d love to have one at our house!

  • Reply
    Joy
    September 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I love how committed the company is to open ended play.

  • Reply
    Amy
    September 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I like that the poles seem sturdy. My kid loves the straws you’ve written about, but gets frustrated when his creations lean.

  • Reply
    Robin
    September 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    The fort magic kits are such a great idea! I love that you can build so many different shapes – not just “forts”. Forget my kids – I would love this set!

  • Reply
    Melissa
    September 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Such an awesome way to use both sides of the brain in play! Would love to have one of these at our house!

  • Reply
    Kirsten
    September 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Love these kits! We have lots of play silks that would be lovely to cover them…

  • Reply
    beth c
    September 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    i love that you can put the kits together in so many different ways! what a fun and creative way to build a fort!

  • Reply
    Rachel
    September 10, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I love this kit. I think my girls would really enjoy it. Interesting that they are coming out with covers soon.

  • Reply
    Cassandra WM
    September 10, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I love everything about Fort Magic and have been a huge fan for months now! I think it’s such a great open-ended toy that really enables kids to use their imaginations.

  • Reply
    Liesel
    September 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I love their design ideas. My kids would spend hours playing with this!

  • Reply
    Kristen F
    September 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I love all the different ways it can be built & that the website gives you a ton of ideas

  • Reply
    Clara
    September 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    This is the coolest thing ever! This is the best open ended toy! So many options!!!

  • Reply
    Myron
    September 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  • Reply
    Shanda F
    September 10, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Everything! They are such a great toy for encouraging creativity and imagination!

  • Reply
    Kristin
    September 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    My kids love making forts at home, but we always need to take them down because they inevitably either cover their beds or our kitchen table. Since we must eat and sleep this can be a bit of a problem. I love these Magic Forts because many of the designs look portable. I love that the building instructions are detailed enough that children can follow them without an adult hovering. Would love love love a set of these!

  • Reply
    Jenn S
    September 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    i learned that it comes with TONS of pieces for building — it’s so exciting!!!

  • Reply
    Becky
    September 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I love that you can build many different sets with one kit.

  • Reply
    katy rizzuti
    September 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    What a great way to add an art element to this fantastic open-ended building madness! Not only is the product fabulous but the website is full of ideas and cute videos. Kudos to the mom’s that thought this all up! This is on our wish list!

  • Reply
    kelsey
    September 10, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    My boy would love this. We build forts all the time.

  • Reply
    Miriam Prantner
    September 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I really like that there are curved pieces in this kit.

  • Reply
    Jessica
    September 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I love the curved pieces…unlimited creative potential!

  • Reply
    patti
    September 10, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    This is so cute

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    September 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I love how this toy is open ended and can be used for many many years! My toddler who loves to build would enjoy this toy!

  • Reply
    Nicole Walker
    September 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I love all the different patterns they have for ideas and that it packs away for easy storage.

  • Reply
    Rebecca
    September 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    My kids would love these! They are always making “tents” out of furniture and sheets. :) Love how many creating building ideas there are on the site.

  • Reply
    Carmen Van Deursen
    September 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I like that whatever you build can be played with for as long as you want and latter you can build something diffrent.

  • Reply
    Laura D
    September 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I learned that the options are endless! love this toy!

  • Reply
    patti
    September 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Love these toys

  • Reply
    Leslie
    September 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I simply ADORE this!!!! Thanks for the chance to win one! :D

  • Reply
    Laura
    September 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I love the clips to hold fabric onto the form; how clever!

  • Reply
    jen s
    September 10, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I love the endless possibilities Fort Magic provides. My kids would be building so much more than forts!

  • Reply
    Romina Byrd
    September 10, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Oh my gosh! I want to play with this.
    So wonderful!
    Romi

  • Reply
    Heather
    September 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    These kits are so interactive. Great for kids! and grown ups :)

  • Reply
    Victoria
    September 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Having worked with high risk preschoolers albeit in the library has led me to understand that children now and then need a quiet place to escape. Fort Magic could provide a wonderful refuge on that “peaceful island” I designate as a cool down area. I can also envision a lovely puppet stage for not only hand puppets but marionettes or shadow puppets. The changeable configurations are amazing!

  • Reply
    Christy
    September 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I love all of the different ideas listed on the site. This one item can make so many fun things and inspire so much imagination.
    Thank you for the chance.

  • Reply
    Jennifer K
    September 10, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I like that these are fully customizable like legos!

  • Reply
    gina
    September 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I learned that they are based in Florida.

  • Reply
    K Johnson
    September 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Went to the site and love that you can build a horse along with a tepee! Would love to have this for my daughter and her friends!

  • Reply
    Jen B
    September 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I love the creative inspiration these toys provoke. My kids are fort builders, and would love some tools to make a better one! :) Thank you for the chance to enter the drawing!

  • Reply
    Emilee k
    September 10, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Love that it is on sale right now!!!! So many possibilities with this kit!

  • Reply
    Andrea
    September 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    We would have so much fun with one of these sets. Especially in the winter months when we could build a plane to fly us anywhere our imagination will take us.

  • Reply
    Becky
    September 10, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I love that it encourages creativity and imagination.

  • Reply
    katie
    September 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    its nice to learn that the director of fort magic has children of her own

  • Reply
    Kathy Davis
    September 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I learned you can make 101 different forts.

  • Reply
    Julie U
    September 10, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Love the open ended play!

  • Reply
    Courtney
    September 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    We’ve been looking at similar kits as a Christmas gift for all 4 kids, but none look as sturdy and fun as this one. This would be a creative distraction for the younger 2 while schooling the older 2. *crossing fingers*

  • Reply
    Elisa
    September 10, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Love that you can bend and curve them!

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    September 10, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I love how open ended these are!!! so much room for imagination!

  • Reply
    April P
    September 10, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Love the design ideas for those that need a little creative help!

  • Reply
    parnella9
    September 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Great open-ended play!

  • Reply
    Tanya
    September 10, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I love those curved pieces and the more than 100 building possibilities!

  • Reply
    Kerri Learning
    September 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I love that they are coming out with some fabric covers!!

  • Reply
    Shirley
    September 10, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I think the building ideas would be a good start for so many ideas they can come up with on their own. Don’t know who would like it more, my kiddos or their goofy dad!

  • Reply
    Crystal
    September 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Love the endless possibilities of this “toy” and love the opportunity for collaborative play!

  • Reply
    Michelle B
    September 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I love that it comes with so many pieces! So many possibilities when you don’t have to skimp or run out of the curved pieces! Also, I love the ideas that Fort Magic has on their site!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Reply
    Laura
    September 10, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I love that there are so many different things to build!

  • Reply
    Nicki
    September 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I love that they include clips for attaching your own sheets/blankets, etc. My kids LOVE building forts, and this kit has been on my “list” for some time. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Reply
    meganleiann
    September 10, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I love that the whole website is so kid friendly. Some of those creations are amazing! I am so impressed with this idea!

  • Reply
    Kaci
    September 11, 2014 at 1:23 am

    This looks like an awsome kit. The poles look very durable. Thank you for the opporunity to enter in the Fort Magic Give Away .

  • Reply
    christine
    September 11, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Growing up, my siblings and I were constantly making forts. The more of us that were involved, the more extensive the fort. My own children love making forts and this kit would take it to a whole new level! I love that it comes with helpful plans beyond the traditional “square house”. I’m loving that submarine! thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    brandy
    September 11, 2014 at 8:22 am

    The ability to be so creative with this is awesome. My three would love it!

  • Reply
    Eve
    September 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I love all the options! We have another fort type building kit that doesn’t have nearly as much versatility. This would be so much cooler!

  • Reply
    Kathy h
    September 11, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I loved the design section. Especially the airplane and castle.

  • Reply
    Katie Harding
    September 11, 2014 at 9:38 am

    What an adorable play idea! Love this and my kids would go crazy over this, definitely putting it on the Christmas list!

  • Reply
    A. P.
    September 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I love everything about Fort Magic! It’s on my wish list!

  • Reply
    Marci
    September 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    They give you lots of design ideas.

  • Reply
    Becky W.
    September 11, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Fort Magic looks SO COOL! And I also love the rainbow scarf used on the boat. I look forward to seeing what kinds of fabric coverings Fort Magic is making!

  • Reply
    charla g.
    September 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I learned that Fort Magic kits are for far more than just forts.

  • Reply
    Aaren
    September 11, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I love this! I love the ideas on Fort Magic, although I think the boat is my favorite!

  • Reply
    sheri anderson
    September 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I love how this awesome toy inspires creativity in both child and adult and it’s something they can enjoy doing together! Thanks!!

  • Reply
    Amy
    September 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    We would so enjoy being able to use this outside as well as indoors. We lack trees to build forts in our yard and this could be the answer the that sad dilemma…

  • Reply
    Alya
    September 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Wow, what a neat toy! My daughter is always building houses out of chairs covered with blankets, and she would love taking her play to the next level and building a Fort Magic playhouse, castle or mansion!

  • Reply
    KT
    September 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I learned that there are so many designs! Wow. What a cool idea. We’ve just started forts in our house, but I know the kid would love the many iterations; I imagine there will be much agonizing to decide which to build first :)

    Thanks for the great contest!

  • Reply
    Kerstin Olcott
    September 11, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    !01 forts? My kids need this!

  • Reply
    Christina
    September 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I learned that the sky is the limit when you’re building with these. I really think my son would love this kit.

  • Reply
    Theresa B
    September 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I love all the building plans!

  • Reply
    Julia
    September 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    With our baby moving into toddlerhood, I am looking forward to more pretend play between he and his older brother. This kit would be great!!

  • Reply
    christine j
    September 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I love that fabric covers are coming out soon

  • Reply
    Kyle Bridges
    September 11, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    The fact that the Fort Magic kit has SO many options for different style forts is what makes it the best!

  • Reply
    Stacy
    September 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Looks like fun!

  • Reply
    Roy C.
    September 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    They have a fun newsletter

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    September 11, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I loved this blog post! So creative and fun!
    I would love to win the kit, keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Reply
    Karla
    September 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I like the warranty! This looks so fun!

  • Reply
    Lee Mckoen
    September 11, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I love their Pirate fort

  • Reply
    Melissa C.
    September 11, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I love how open-ended this toy is. There are so many designs that they give you the plans for…but so many other possibilities for kids to try out.

  • Reply
    Hannah
    September 12, 2014 at 12:51 am

    I had no idea you could make so many different things (this boat is genius!) and that there were so many different kits. We are going to be making fish tomorrow. Thanks for another great idea!

  • Reply
    Amy
    September 12, 2014 at 1:03 am

    I’m looking forward to the new fabric covers that are coming!

  • Reply
    Poorva
    September 12, 2014 at 6:21 am

    What a creative product. Would love to play together with my daughter….

  • Reply
    Eleanor
    September 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I love the number of different designs they have – so many different ideas to prompt imaginative play!

  • Reply
    Jenny Q .
    September 12, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I just love the endless possibilities with this toy. I love toys that encourage my kids to use their imaginations.

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    September 12, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Love the boat and fishing game idea!

  • Reply
    Bernadette C @Aimless Moments
    September 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I like that you can use it over and over. It cleans up fairly easy and quickly. Can be used over and over.

  • Reply
    Michele Haugen
    September 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I love that it comes in its own bag and that fabric covers are coming soon!!!! I also love the creativity that comes from using this product!

  • Reply
    Sarah T.
    September 12, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I never knew something like this existed! Best part: collapses small for easy storage. Endless possibilities! So cool.

  • Reply
    cassie webster
    September 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I love how my children from 3 up to 12 can all play with this toy. It would be such a blessing to us to have such a fun, open-ended toy!

  • Reply
    Hannah Pitts
    September 12, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I like the Fort Magic Teepee and Stick horse buddy! So cute! My girls would LOVE these!

  • Reply
    Robin
    September 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I just love how they want and let kids use their imaginations:)

  • Reply
    Barb
    September 12, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I have been wanting one of these for my kids since the first time you posted about it! This company has been generous with giveaways! I imagine my kids would want to build a teepee first!

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    Barb
    September 12, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Hmm.. My last reply didn’t seem to appear. Trying this again… I appreciate the company’s generosity in offering several giveaways. My kids would love the teepee design most of all, I think!

  • Reply
    Renee Hazlewood
    September 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

    The possibilities are amazing. I love that these possibilities can inspire confidence because you can build what you imagine.

  • Reply
    Jen
    September 13, 2014 at 8:43 am

    The open-ended, imaginative play that accompanies fort building is wonderful! I love that research backs up the value of this type of play in terms of developing essential thinking, reasoning, and problem solving skills, as well as the inherent social skill development.

  • Reply
    Natalie Gray
    September 13, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Oh boy! The airplane and the submarine. Love it.

  • Reply
    Tanya
    September 13, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I love this! So much fun. I like that it can be made into whatever my child feels like creating that day and that it’s easily portable for indoor, outdoor, or trips to play with cousins.

  • Reply
    Ann
    September 13, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I like that so many variations can be created with one kit – the kids can really exercise their imaginations!

  • Reply
    Sarah Distel
    September 13, 2014 at 9:23 am

    My son would LOVE these, but they are a little pricey for us.

  • Reply
    Mary
    September 13, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I love all the fort designs.

  • Reply
    Jessica
    September 13, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Fort Magic is such an inspired toy! To me as a mom and educator, the most valuable quality about Fort Magic is how it seamlessly incorporates problem solving, ooperation, creative open-ended play, and STEM. I can think of no other toy that engages both sides of the brain while fostering social and emotional development as perfectly as this one!

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    Renee Brown
    September 13, 2014 at 11:10 am

    This would be awesome for the long winter days ahead. My son would love the fort with the tunnel. My daughter would love the castle.

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    Suna
    September 13, 2014 at 11:37 am

    This looks great! I love the open ended nature of this product. I bought a similar product but it was much more bulky and would collapse easily once it got to a certain size. This actually looks like the imaginative construction toy I was hoping to get but didn’t .

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    Jamie McGloin-King
    September 13, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Looks like fun! that patent number . . . . looks like an application number. or a design patent? Anyway, looks odd. But, hey, no worries – good fun regardless!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    September 13, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I’d love to have a fort magic kit for open ended creation at my preschool!

  • Reply
    Kate
    September 13, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    It’s so open ended — and the fabric clips — and the curved pieces!! This would be an awesome Christmas present — love it!

  • Reply
    Heather
    September 13, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I love all of the designs that you can make with Fort Magic. The fishing boat that your girls made is awesome!

  • Reply
    tannis
    September 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I love that this kit is good for younger kids (with adult help :) ) and still fun for older kids.

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    Judy Henry
    September 13, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Fort Magic is the type of building set that all ages would love, even adults. I like activities that are opened ended and spark creativity. One’s imagination would would be stimulated in many ways. It is wonderful that children can explore the set on their own and still be successful. It is sturdy and built to last for years. I cannot think of a more excellent toy.

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    Beth
    September 13, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Love the endless creative possibilities!

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    Christina
    September 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    We have a cardboard box in the living room now, serving as our fishing boat! We tried fishing for our cat – “catfish” – with yarn, but the cat only holds his interest for so long :) I think some handmade fish and a fishing pole will be part of our activity on Monday – thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply
    Joy
    September 13, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I like that Fort Magic inspires creative, open-ended play.

  • Reply
    Pavla
    September 13, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    This is fantastic! Love the endless possibilities kids can build. We would love it!

  • Reply
    Jen
    September 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I enjoyed looking at the customer pictures on the site. The possibilities seem endless. My children would have so much fun creating with these.

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    September 13, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I like all the different design possibilities (and thanks for including Canadians!)

  • Reply
    cristina
    September 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    The fort magic kits are such a great idea! I love that you can build so many different things!

  • Reply
    Margaret
    September 13, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I’m all about open play. Forts are awesome

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    Amanda Smith
    September 13, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    I love the flexibility of this kit! You can do so many cool things and no “wrong” way, which definitely minimizes kids’ frustration. Maybe this would help us maintain seating options in our house, as the couch cushions wouldn’t be stolen all the time!

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    Dave Smith
    September 14, 2014 at 12:04 am

    My daughter would love this! The clips to hold fabrics on are genius! She gets so frustrated when the “roof” falls off

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    Santina
    September 14, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I love that you are only limited by your imagination!!

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    Isha
    September 14, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Straight back into my own childhood! Hours of building fun especially in the rainy winter months to come. Cannot wait to see the creations and the stories the kids are gong to come up with!

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    blima
    September 14, 2014 at 1:31 am

    I like that you can do so much with it and not just the one set

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    Brook
    September 14, 2014 at 10:13 am

    We just made our own DIY Fishing Game this summer. It would have been super fun to have a boat to fish from!

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    heidi anderson
    September 14, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Toys are so much more fun when made all by yourself! Thanks for the great give away opportunity!

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    Jennifer
    September 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I love that the websit gives you so many ideas. And the companies commitment to open ended play.

  • Reply
    Sarah
    September 14, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I loved seeing your two girls on the website!! Also- loved all of the designs. Hope we win!! Thank you.

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    mary
    September 14, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    i like how the kits can be made into so maybe different designs that seem to fuel imagination

  • Reply
    Nina H
    September 15, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I love how you can build so many different things with one set! I want to try out the airplane.

  • Reply
    Jenny Krout
    September 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I like that they give you so many design ideas, but that you can really get creative and build up anything you can dream of.

  • Reply
    Emily Smith
    September 16, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I like that it gives designs for building structures but the whole idea is centered around kids’ creativity and imagination. The possibilities are endless!

  • Reply
    Matthew
    September 16, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Wow! You can make some huge forts with this kit! My kids would love this!

  • Reply
    Ari Cyr
    September 16, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Fingers crossed!

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    September 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Love the creativity that comes from this!! This is a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!

  • Reply
    Jonathan Borden
    September 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I really like all the well done, easy to read patterns they have for their product!

  • Reply
    Ruth
    September 17, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Love all the ways the girls can learn and play with this. And it’s great for years and years of fun!

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    Kristen
    September 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I love this idea of building magic in many ways! Much easier than the way I did it with couch cushions and blankets…but I still love that!

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    JulieB
    September 17, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I love the creative potential! And that it can be used indoors and out.

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    Margaret
    September 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I like that you used the kit as the jumping off point for another game, not the game within itself. I know my nephews will love this!

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    Omer
    September 18, 2014 at 3:59 am

    My son 2.5 is so into building forts these days, if he knew he could built ALL SORTS OF THINGS he’d be so excited!

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    Kim
    September 18, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Love these for creative play!

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    Leslie
    September 18, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Brings back memories of my sister and I building forts with furniture and an old parachute for a cover! My grandchildren will love this.

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    Elisabeth
    September 18, 2014 at 9:27 am

    What a great idea – a little pricey, but it looks like fun!

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    Christina
    September 18, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I always intend to put together an awesome fort for the kids, but with the furniture that we have, we can never get the right height, or the sheets fall down, etc. This is such an amazing idea and the accessibility for all ages to explore and create is something I am really excited about!

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    Daniel
    September 19, 2014 at 2:10 am

    I was impressed by how this would inspire creativity in my children (as opposed to other toys, which occupy their attention, but don’t induce them to think on their own).

    (And I also looked at buying equivalent parts at Home Depot or Lowe’s. While I could easily cut my own PVC, the variety of connectors would be hard to match, and creating curved pieces is non-trivial. Also, the connectors start getting expensive — especially those six-link ones.)

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    amber
    September 19, 2014 at 4:01 am

    I learned you can bend and curve the poles

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    Rachel
    September 19, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I love how you can do so many things with a single kit!!!

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    Caroline K
    September 19, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    We’d love to dream up some creative hideaways with the fantastic variety of connectors and sticks in the kit! So fun!

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    juan
    September 20, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I love the endless possibilities. Also how it encourages cooperative play.

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    Jessica H.
    September 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I love that they have many different sets, so you can find one to meet your wants, but all of them are almost customizable. You can create so many different things with them, including even obstacle courses. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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    Nel
    September 21, 2014 at 8:15 am

    so many to choose!! i really love the mini ship. it is toooo cool!

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    Michelle Laird
    September 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Looks fabulous! Have been wanting this for my two girls for some time now. I spent so much time building indoor and outdoor forts as a child. I would have LOVED this as a kid, and know it would take my girls’ fort-building endeavors to fun, new heights!!!

    Love that it comes with a storage bag for easy clean up and fabric clips!!! We have plenty of play sheets and silk scarves! Just need the incredible Fort Magic kit!!!

    Thanks for introducing us to such fun, creative play, as well as art ideas.

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    Anne
    September 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    I love the flexibility of this system. We’re deep in the magic of Duplo and all the environments and scenarios that can be created. This seems like a full scale version of that imaginative and manipulative capability.

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