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DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Board with Science Themed
This Summer we’ve been spending so much time outside playing and enjoying the sunshine. This is the first summer that the kids are both into drawing with chalk in the driveway and I have to chalking some pretty awesome characters all summer. One evening while we were outside playing, John asked how to play tic-tac-toe. So we started playing and before we knew it the drive was covered in tic-tac-toe games. He was so excited that I thought it would be fun to make a DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Board that he could play anytime even if the weather wasn’t agreeable to sidewalk chalk in the driveway.
I never need an excuse to visit my favorite local craft store so this was bonus that I had a fun project to shop for. I didn’t want to do a traditional X and O game, I wanted to do something fun and make it a Science Themed DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Board, with atoms and beakers squaring off with each other. You can of course make your board any theme you desire simply by changing the paintings on the stones.
Here are the supplies you need to get started: Wood Slice, Flat craft stones, acrylic paints and brushes, clear coat spray paint.
First thing I did was pick out the best stones for the project by laying it all out and seeing how everything hits on the wood slice.
I started with painting the wood slice since it would take the longest to dry and potentially need a second coat. I didn’t want the board to have too much of a natural look since I was going with the science theme so I selected a light grey to paint the wood slice.
After you put your first coat on the wood slice I set it aside and got to work on my stones. No judgement here peoples, I obviously free handed these beauties. I made one set of stones to have bubbling beakers and the other to have colorful atoms. I suggest making 5 stones for each team.
Now while your stones are drying, head back over to your wood slice and paint the board on. I did use a straight edge to guide me and a nice 1/2″ flat paint brush for simplicity.
After a few minutes for everything to dry (it’s Texas and 100 degrees, everything drys quick) I took the project outside and sprayed everything with a clear gloss coat to seal it in. I let the pieces remain outside for a few minutes to dry and let the smell of the gloss lessen.
After everything is dry we found a spot in the shade and got to playing! Since I knew we’d be outside for awhile, playing no less that 29,752,768,237 games of tic-tac-toe I brought snacks with us! Brainiac™ Kids yogurts are an easy and delicious way fuel their minds whether it’s playing strategy games or working on school work. Their secret, adding protein, probiotics and brain fuel so that their breakfast routine, lunch box, after-school snack are packing a punch of kid approved fave flavors while still giving them what their bodies (and minds) need to do their best!
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