Fishing is a great frugal activity for families. Once you have the tools, you can do it practically for free. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find fun, feminine fishing supplies which can turn girls off of the activity. A DIY pink tackle box is a great way to make fishing fun and stylish for your daughter, too.
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I admit that fishing has never been one of my faves. My biological father made fishing trips unbearable for me. Eventually I stopped asking to be included.
Luckily, my kids have been exposed to it and love it because of our wonderful family and friends. If your children haven’t been fishing yet, it is definitely a frugal hobby to look into. Help get them excited about the new adventure with Charlie Tractor and the Big Fish.
Charlie Tractor and the Big Fish
This book is great for teaching kids what to expect on their fishing trip. Charlie doesn’t catch a fish right away and the activity gets a bit boring for him. Luckily his grandpa is patient and kind, 2 things every kids heeds to encourage new activities.
“Charlie Tractor loves visiting Grandma and Grandpa on their farm! He loves riding on tractors, having picnics, and fishing with Grandpa and his dog Pickles. Sometimes, though, the fish don’t want to be caught. What will Charlie and Grandpa do?” – Press Release, Mascot Books
Learn more about the Charlie Tractor books on their website or order your copy though Amazon now!
DIY Pink Tackle Box Materials
Start by placing your tackle box, with the handle up, on a safe surface and cover with a coat of pink spray paint.
- Use the paint and primer in one paint so you do not have to prime your tackle box before painting.
Allow your paint to dry completely before moving on to step 3.
After your paint has dried, flip your box over and cover the bottom with a coat of paint as well. (Excuse the yellow block in the center… I’m blocking out my child’s name.)
Again, allow your paint to dry completely before moving on.
Step 5 (Optional)
If needed, add a second coat of paint to both sides of your tackle box.
After the paint has dried, glue the end of your ribbon to one side if the handle on your tackle box with hot glue.
- If possible, remove your handle from the tackle box. This make the process much easier.
Next, wrap your ribbon around the handle, gluing as needed to secure.
Continue wrapping and gluing your ribbon until the handle is completely covered.
Lastly, trim the excess ribbon from your handle.
Tips for Taking Kids Fishing
Luckily my poor experiences growing up are useful. My biological father taught me exactly what not to do when teaching your kids to fish. That means I can make it easier for you!
Don’t expect silence.
- This was a big way that I was affected by my fishing trips. Kids are not made to sit still and be quiet for hours on end. Don’t expect that of them.
Bring Additional Activities
- Watching a pole with no bites on it gets boring fast. Prepare for boredom with activities that you can easily whip out during fishing. Coloring books, bubbles, and a ball are all great items to have on hand.
- This is an absolute necessity. Kids get cranky when they don’t eat. If they start getting bored this is amped up to critical levels. Take plenty of snacks and drinks to settle little tummies with a big appetite.
Now when your daughter wants to fish in style, she can. This DIY pink tackle box is the perfect way to add a fun girly touch to her new hobby.
Teach her that fishing is simply a hobby for boys but a fun activity for the entire family. Don’t forget to read Charlie Tractor together to hype your kids up for your next (or first) family fishing outing!
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