How To Make a Doll Fishing Rod

How To Make A Doll Fishing Rod.png

Hello, readers! I’m going on vacation in a few days, and while I’m excited about the beach, my little brother is excited about the fishing! Inspired by him and his watery hobby, I decided to make a doll-sized fishing rod! Here’s how;

DSCF9407

You’ll Need;

  • Glue
  • A sewing pin
  • Fishing line
  • Scissors
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • A dowel
  • Small beads
  • A large red bead
  • A bobbin or spool
  • A gold paint pen
  • Fishing line
  • A NERF dart or small foam tubing

This craft looks tricky, but its’ really not, it just requires some patience and precision.

DSCF9408

Step #1. Cut your Nerf dart down to about 1.5”DSCF9409

Glue it onto the dowel, sliding it up so that the dowel is inside of it. This is the grip for your fishing rod. Allow to dry for 5-10 minutes.

DSCF9412

Step #2. While the grip is drying, use the paint pen you carefully color a thick gold stripe around the middle of your red bead. This is the bobber for yourΒ  rod.DSCF9414

Step #3. Glue the bobbin or spool onto the dowel, just above your grip. Allow to dry for 5-10 minutes.DSCF9417

Step #4. Meanwhile, bend the pin into a J-curve hook with the needle-nosed pliers.

DSCF9418

Step #5. Very carefully, glue the beads, with the holes facing straight up and down, in a row up the rod. I found it was easier to place them using the pliers to set them in their spots.DSCF9420

Mine were spaced about 2/3 of an inch apart.DSCF9424

When all the beads are placed and dried, carefully thread the fishing line or thread through the holes, all the way to the top.DSCF9426

Step #6. Loop the fishing line through your bobber, so that it slides relatively easily.DSCF9427

Then tie the hook to the end of the line.DSCF9428

Then bobber will hide the head of the pin with some adjusting, and look like actual fishing tackle.

DSCF9475

Ta-da! One fishing rod!

DSCF9481

Looks like Adalyn landed a minnow…catch of the day!

DSCF9464

DSCF9488

It’s been getting really warm here lately, up in the 80’s, so after a while spent fishing, Adalyn took a little swim to cool off.

Natalie

18 thoughts on “How To Make a Doll Fishing Rod

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: