Wednesday, October 9

Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe

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!


20 comments:

  1. Ahh! You're kids are the cutest! <3

    xo Trisha
    http://www.trishasales.net

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  2. SO cute! I wish Halloween was more celebrated in the UK, we don't have any decorations in our house!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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    1. Ahhh! Why isn't it celebrated as much?

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  3. Great idea! I've been looking for a material to make instead of buying clay!
    Thanks x

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  4. Well this is fun! And cute photos! :)

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  5. So cute! I love the little handmade pieces!

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  6. This is such a cute idea! Sending to my sister to do with her kids :)

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  7. OMG! What an awesome idea! Can't wait to try this with my little one. She's so into Halloween, she's gonna love it. It's also our first year trying candy corn, so it may be a great chance to put two great things together (candy and fun!). :)

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  8. What a fun idea! So great for a kid's party!

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  9. Poesy is just the freakin cutest!!!! ♥

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  10. Cuuuute idea! I'd forgotten about the homemade clay, genius stuff. I had a dinosaur thing I made from it when I was just a little older than Poe, and would sneak licks from the bottom (it wasn't painted) because it was salty...salt fiend for life!

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  11. Poe's skeleton sweatshirt is too cute! My mom and I use to do stuff like this when I was a kiddo :)

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  12. Sweet... we call this game Noughts and Crosses in the UK. It's one of my fave games to play with my baby sisters. I love your crafty take on this!

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  13. This is SO cute! I'm collecting so many Halloween DIY projects and recipes so that in a couple of years when I (hopefully) move to the US I can celebrate Halloween in style! I am craving the spooky goodness!

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  14. Awesome!! This looks like so much fun:)

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  15. so cute ;_;

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  16. Oh my goodness! Kitty cats + Candy corn = Adorable!

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