The classic game of tic tac toe has never been as magical as it has become since we created our very own magnetic set! Being that my student is quite the competitive kid, he seems to do everything more enthusiastically and with haste if there’s “winning” involved. Go figure… Since he enjoys the game of tic tac toe so much, and not just because it’s a really simple competitive way to win all the time (against me, at least) but because he’s really good at it, we designed and created our own keepsake!
We decided to make our very own tic tac toe letters for our Valentines project a few years ago. We’re talking an original, simple, quick, keepsake, collector’s set version, ArtEase!-style. You, too, can make your own set of personalized magnetic tic tac toe X’s and O’s! Here’s how…
5 - X’s (large, wooden) (from craft stores or crafts departments at Target, Walmart)
5 - O’s (large, wooden)
2 - different acrylic paint colors (we chose pink and red for Valentines)
Strong adhesive (we use E-6000 multi-purpose glue - clear)
See! Simple! And FUN! We often travel with our X’s and O’s because there’s usually a dry erase board in the class and study rooms we visit. It’s a classic game still enjoyed by people of all ages.
Hopefully you’ll be encouraged to create your own authentic set of magnetic tic tac toe letters. If so, please visit back here and share with us your results. Leave a comment below sharing other magnetic arts and crafts projects that have worked well for you in your homeschool.
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