Whenever we go to the beach, my son and I inevitably find stones to bring home. They’re so special to me! Looking at them always reminds me of our seaside adventures. As you can probably guess, we’ve amassed quite a collection. Instead of letting them just sit around our home, I recently began crafting with them. The small, flat stones were perfect for making this DIY Tic Tac Toe set.
What You Need
- 12 smooth, flat rocks
- Oil pastels
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Parchment paper
- Felt (two different colors)
- Fabric scissors
- Hot glue gun
Wash and dry your rocks.
Use your oil pastels to decorate your stones with X’s and O’s (or other shapes of your choice).
Cover your work area with parchment paper. Use your foam brush to coat the rocks with Mod Podge. This will prevent your oil pastels from smearing. (You could also do this on a piece of scrap paper, but the rocks might stick to the paper when the Mod Podge dries.)
To create a Tic Tac Toe board, cut out one felt square. Then, cut out and hot glue strips of the other color felt to create your grid.
I love how the colors pop! I used our set to teach my preschooler to play Tic Tac Toe and he was enamored. We’re still working on our pencil skills, so it was much easier (and much more fun!) using these rocks than it would have been drawing it out on paper.
Happy making and happy playing, friends!