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Cheap and Easy Busy Bag: Fish Pond

Busy Bags are great! Little packets of prepared activities in portable form, they are perfect for packing for travel or waiting rooms or restaurants. Busy bags can be simple or elaborate, cheap or expensive. Here’s another example of a cheap busy bag that’s quick to put together.

Cheap and Easy Busy Bag: Fish Pond

Estimated Cost Per Bag: < $1* Estimated Time to Make: < 15 minutes Materials:

  • Scraps of craft foam
  • Scissors
  • 10 brass paper fasteners (brads)
  • 1 piece blue felt
  • 8″ piece of 5/16″ dowel, may be replaced with pencil
  • String or yarn
  • Magnet
  • Glue gun

Cut out ten fish shapes from the craft foam, stick paper fasteners through and bend prongs to secure. Tie string to dowel and around magnet; apply glue to both dowel and magnet to secure. This one is sure to be a favorite!

*Cost per bag is estimated based on amount of materials used. If you are only making one bag and have to go out and buy all the materials for the bag, cost of materials will be higher, but you will have leftovers.

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