Transform a wood round into a painted DIY tic tac toe board, perfect for a quick game this summer.
How to make a DIY Tic Tac Toe Board with stars and stripes painted pieces. Paint wood rounds and make your own tic-tac-toe summer board game.
DIY Tic Tac Toe Board
Tic-tac-toe is a staple around my house. The twins (age 5) can’t get enough of this simple game. I swear, they could spend hours playing tic-tac-toe on just about any surface. They are always game to scribble out this simple game – on napkins, coloring books, you name it. And if I’m lucky, they may even let me win a game or two!
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We also love spending time outside in the yard when the weather is warm. Hey, in Minnesota you have to soak up the warm weather when we can! We just grab the picnic blanket and sit in the shade, eating lunch or just letting me lounge while they play. Well, now we can bring our favorite game with us outside with our new painted tic-tac-toe board game.
I grabbed a wood round (found with a variety of other unfinished wood surfaces at the craft store) and some acrylic craft paint. In under 20 minutes, I had whipped up this fun, patriotic tic-tac-toe board game.
- unfinished craft wood slices, one large and ten small
- acrylic craft paint – red, white, blue, and black
- small paint brush
- (optional) small star-shaped rubber stamp
- Start with the game pieced. Paint five small wood rounds with white paint, and paint five small wood rounds with blue paint. Let the paint dry completely before moving on to step 2.
- On the white wood rounds: using a fine-tipped paint brush, paint on red stripes.
- On the blue wood rounds: Apply a small amount of white paint to a small rubber star-shaped rubber stamp. Firmly and steadily press onto the wood slice. Then fill in any gaps with white paint. If you don’t have a rubber stamp, just free-hand a star with a fine tip paint brush and white paint.
- On the large wood round: using a straight edge and a pencil, draw the four lines to create a tic-tac-toe grid. Outline with black paint.
- Once all of the paint has dried, you’re ready for endless summer tic-tac-toe fun.
Now, grab a picnic blanket, your new board game, and head outside!
This post first appeared at Somewhat Simple where I’m a contributor.
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