The thing about the Halloween season is that it's just too short! We usually start putting up our decorations at the beginning of October, but it feels like a month just flies by and then it's time to pack it up. I always have a craft list a mile long in addition to homemade costumes, and darn it, I'm lucky if I get to more than one.
The lucky winner for this year was a homemade tic-tac-toe game. Hope has a really large version of checkers, so we thought it would be fun to get a little craft time in making a larger version of another game we frequently play.
First I mixed up the clay using this recipe:
*4 cups flour
*1 cup salt
*1 1/2 cups water (I usually end up using a little more)
Bake at 350 until slightly brown at the edges
Yes, this is the same recipe we use for mold and bake ornaments at Christmas. :)
We formed our shapes and popped them in the oven. Cats and candy corn won out over ghosts because baking them can brown them a little. While our game pieces baked, we made the game board.
You can paint the game pieces as soon as they cool, but we returned to ours the next day. The girls had a good time painting and getting a little messy. Once everything was dry, it was time to play!
We basically had to tell Poe where to place the pieces, but she was good with that. I think we'll still end up painting cute little faces on the cats, but for now it's great as is!
Annnnndddd, that would be Poesy hugging the game pieces. Happy crafting!