There are days when when I just can’t seem get to the bathroom by myself. On days when I do happen to make it to the bathroom without a child attached to my leg, it feels like a vacation! This Halloween Tic Tac Toe game was so easy to make and enjoy, I thought I’d share it so everyone could get a moment as well.
This Halloween Tic Tac Toe game was ridiculously easy to make and the little one (and her friends) have been having so much fun! But if I’m being honest, that is not why I’m posting it here.
There are so many crafts I conjure up that never make it to Ruffles and Rain Boots. Some don’t show up here because I doubt myself, others are just too difficult. And honestly, sometimes I don’t take the time to visit with you here because I’d rather sit and play with my daughter instead of taking pictures, editing them, and writing up a post.
This Halloween Tic Tac Toe game however, is a winner all around, so I’m sharing it with you. If you want to see it in action, check out the scope I did with the little one. It’s a bit more jumbled than my normal scopes, but when your co-star is 3, you learn to live with it.
Halloween Tic Tac Toe – A Guilt-Free Educational Tool
Did you know Tic Tac Toe is a great way to introduce patterns to young ones? It’s true. No really, it is, so we’re going to call this a learning activity and you can have piece of mind for those precious minutes your kids are playing on their own.
It’s the perfect time to get that
solo bathroom break vacation in!
Supplies for Halloween Tic Tac Toe
This is a very quick craft that only requires felt, scissors, and glue. For reference, the glue I love to use when working with felt is this – it’s available at any craft store or online and it is inexpensive (affiliate link). I had quite a bit of stiff felt in Halloween colors on hand, but you can use the loosey-goosey craft felt, too. I don’t think that’s the technical term…
A Tip for Making a Halloween Tic Tac Toe Game
In order for the Pumpkin Tic Tac Boo game to be ready for play as soon as possible, make the game board first so the glue is dry by the time you’re done. I cut the pumpkin shape and glued down the stem and leaf. Yep, I totally eye-balled this – no need to let my Type A qualities shine here.
Once I knew the size, I cut strips for the game board and glued down the long ones just as they were cut. For the cross pieces (vertical), I actually cut them into smaller pieces so they’d lie flat on the pumpkin instead of over the horizontal ones. Okay, so my Type A made a tiny appearance…
Choosing Shapes for a Halloween Tic Tac Toe Game
My little one chose a ghost and a witch’s hat shape when I asked her, “What comes to mind when you think of Halloween?” Let your little one decide or surprise them. Other shapes you could make: cat, moon, spider, pumpkins, or monsters.
I drew a couple shapes on a scrap piece of paper and used it as a guide to cut 5 game pieces of each shape my daughter chose. If you feel your drawing isn’t up to your child’s expectations (hah!), you could use clip art found online or even trace cookie cutters. It’s all about easy crafting, not doubt, so use what you can.
There are no more steps but if you’re all the way down here, would you please pin this to your favorite Halloween board on Pinterest? I sincerely thank you for sharing this little bit of fun (and the gift of solo bathroom breaks) with your friends and family!
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