Tic Tac Toe: Fun to Play and Fun to Make!!

Any guesses what these cute little stars and circles are?

Here’s a hint:

 

Tic Tac Toe anyone??

Yup, my little guy and I whipped these up the other day, getting ready for our vacation at the beach coming soon.  I love these for two reasons.  First, we’re going to have a blast next week, and these little goodies will keep us busy in the sand for hours.  But second, I love them because we made them together.  Half way through, when we both had paint covered hands and couldn’t stop giggling at the smears across our cheeks, my heart swelled and I knew I had found the perfect project for that rainy afternoon.

So gather your supplies, and your little ones, and enjoy!

Nikki, In Stitches

Materials:

5 Paper Mache Stars and 5 Paper Mache Circles (I found these in the unfinished wood section of my local craft store.  They are actually meant to be ornaments, so they come with a thin string at the top for hanging.  Just pull that right out, and you’ve got tic tac toe game pieces!)

Paint and Paint Brushes

1 Piece of Scrap Cardstock to Make Templates

Assorted Scrapbook Papers

Decoupage Medium

Pencil, Scissors, and Ruler

Directions:

1.  Paint paper mache ornaments with base color and allow to fully dry.

2. Trace each ornament shape on the scrap cardstock to make a template of both the circle and the star.  Measure 1/8″ in, on all sides, and trim templates.  (You want your finished cut pieces about 1/8″ smaller all around than the actual ornaments.)

3. Cut 10 of each shape out of your assorted scrapbook papers. (5 ornaments of each shape X 2 sides = 10 of each shape needed!)

4. Following manufacturer’s instructions, adhere the scrapbook papers to the painted ornaments.

5. Add some sun and sand, and have tons of fun!!

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11 Responses to Tic Tac Toe: Fun to Play and Fun to Make!!

  1. Nikki says:

    I forgot to mention in my post! If you’re not headed to the beach, grab some sidewalk chalk and a glass of lemonade…you can even enjoy this at home in your driveway!!

  2. Nancy says:

    Too cute. What a great idea. Will have to tyr some for my grandkids. Thanks for sharing. Nancy in So Cal

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  4. Dorothy says:

    Adorable yet practical, great combination! Thank you for sharing the how-to, much appreciated.

  5. Betty says:

    How can I get the Hooded Scarf pattern without printing all those pages. Thanks Betty

  6. Krista Neuman says:

    I love this idea! I am going to use it as a workstation in my Kindergarten class!

    THANK YOU for being so creative!

  7. Lorraine Lawton says:

    Hi the hooded shawl looks too hard for me right now but had to look at tic tac toe and have forwarded it to a friend.
    Thanks
    Will keep looking
    would like updates of your ideas!

    • Nikki says:

      Lorraine! So happy you’re here!
      If you’d like email updates, just enter your email address in the box to the right!
      Looking forward to seeing you here again soon!

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