Monday, February 4, 2013

valentine tic tac toe box

here's a fun project that even the kids can help make

valentine tic tac toe box

wood box (we found ours at hobby lobby for $3.99)
bag of wood hearts - 1 1/2" x 1/8"
white, pink and red paint (we used berry red and razzle berry)
chalkboard paint
pink and red glitter glue (optional but encouraged!)

the how-to:
• paint the top of the box with chalkboard paint following the directions on the bottle.
• paint the rest of the box white
• paint 5 hearts pink and 5 hearts red
• once the hearts are dry give them a nice thick coat of glitter glue. this will take a couple hours to dry.

now you are ready to play.

and you have a place to keep all your pieces. your hearts. your chalk. and an eraser

 when you're not playing a game of tic tac toe... you can doodle! it's a win-win.

 a BIG happy birthday wish to Jamie today!!
we hope she has a great day... she deserves it!


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  1. My kids are nuts about tic-tac-toe. This is a great project and so simple! I've been trying to get the kids outside more and crafting more to get their imaginations going, and they're motor skils humming. Thanks for the idea. Cute, cute, to boot!

    The Cheeky Daddy

  2. Happy, happy birthday to one of my favorite eighteen25 friends!

  3. This is such a great idea! I actually have a little box just waiting to be re-purposed so this is so exciting! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  4. in the month of February is certainly much to celebrate Valentine's Day are often commemorated by many people.

  5. So cute!! Love playing tic-tac-dough with my kids. Super fun!!

  6. Love this super cute and fun project! My kids would absolutely love crating this! Thanks for sharing this idea :-)

  7. Made my first trip to Hobby Lobby after I saw your post. I made a tweak, instead of glitter glue, I used felt hearts attached to glitter sheets and cut the hearts out with an Xacto blade. More cutting, but less mess.

  8. This is the cutest idea. And my kids love tic tac toe. I love that you can do other shapes too. Of course I'll do the hearts first ;)
    ~Allie @