Tutorial: Tic-Tac-Toe To Go!


Summer brings road trips and lazy days with children always wanting something new to play. I made this Tic-Tac-Toe To Go! board for easy afternoon activities. It can be closed using the attached metal loops for twine and thrown into the car or a play bag and taken to any location for hours of fun!

 - 2 wooden boxes divided into 9 sections (Dollar Tree)
- 1 pkg. Poker Chips (Dollar Tree)
- 2 sheets coordinating scrapbook paper (I used papers from the Get Happy line by Cosmo Cricket)
- golden yellow paint
- 2 paintbrushes
- Mod Podge
- Gorilla Glue
- dimensional white Alphabet Stickers
- large blackboard alphabet (I used a mixture of the Vintage and Tank alphabets by Cosmo Cricket)

1. Gently pry the backing off of one of your wooden grids. Save backing and discard grid. This backing will become your box lid.
2. Carefully unscrew the two brass hangers on the back.
3. Paint both sides of your lid yellow.
4. Cut piece of scrapbook paper to size of the lid and secure with Mod Podge.
5. Decorate with alphabet stickers to identify the game.
6. Paint 2nd wooden box golden yellow, including insides and bottom.
7. Cut of scrapbook paper to 9 small 2&3/4" squares and Mod Podge to bottom of each cubby hole.
8. Use gorilla glue to adhere 6 poker pieces together in red to create one chip. Repeat until you have a total of 10 chips….5 red and 5 blue.
9. Adhere dimensional X’s to 5 of the chips of the same color. Mod Podge over sticker to permanently adhere. Repeat with 5 O’s.

The kids will get hours and hours of fun from this colorful and portable game and that means you will get hours and hours without hearing, "Mom! I'm bored!" And that, my friends, is priceless.


Mod Podge Amy said...

I love this so!!

billiejo said...

Mod Podge Rocks sent me to your blog. Love this Tic Tac Toe game. It's perfect for backyard gatherings where I love to have sturdy games sitting around. Thanks!

Ashley said...

LOVE THIS! I stopped by from Mod Podge rocks!!