How Do You Make a Kids Fishing Pole?

Making a kids fishing pole is a great way to get kids interested in fishing and the outdoors. A homemade fishing rod is easy to construct, inexpensive, and a great project for parent-child bonding. With just a few supplies from your local home improvement store, you can create a fun and functional fishing rod that will give your child hours of outdoor enjoyment.

Gather Supplies

For this project, you will need the following supplies: bamboo poles (the number of poles you need depends on how long the rod should be), string, scissors, electrical tape, a stick of PVC pipe (the length and size depends on how large your child’s hands are), wire cutters or pliers, glue gun and glue sticks.

Build the Pole

Once you have all of your supplies gathered together, it’s time to build the pole. Start by cutting two bamboo poles to the desired length for your rod. You can use regular scissors for this step.

Next, take one of the poles and attach it to the PVC pipe using electrical tape. Make sure that it is secure and won’t come off easily. Then attach the other pole to the other end of the PVC pipe using electrical tape as well.

Attach Line

Now that you have built your pole, it’s time to attach line. Take some string or fishing line and tie one end to one end of the pole using a slip knot.

Then take some more string or fishing line and tie it around both sides of the PVC pipe near where each bamboo pole is attached. Make sure that there are no gaps between where each side meets up so that when someone casts their line it won’t get caught in any gaps.


Finally, you can decorate your kid’s fishing pole with paint or stickers however they like! This is an optional step but can help make their rod even more special.


Making a kidโ€™s fishing pole is an easy project that doesnโ€™t require too many tools or materials. Itโ€™s also a great way to get kids interested in nature and conservation while also having fun! With just some basic supplies like bamboo poles, PVC pipe, string/fishing line and glue gun/glue sticks you can create an exciting homemade fishing rod for your little ones that they will love!

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Lindsay Collins