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Summer Crafts- Tic Tac Toe Travel Game and Pool Noodle Creatures

This week at SURF Club my girls made Tic Tac Toe games and pool noodle creatures. They don’t necessarily go together, but both were super easy and inexpensive to make.

For this craft I supplied:

  • 5×7 fabric pouches (I bought these from a party store)
  • Cut up foam board, between 4×4.5″ and 4×6″ approx. (I just eye-balled it and I used a craft knife to cut the foam board; could also use cardboard)
  • Soda bottle caps and small soda/water lids (8 caps per game)
  • Fabric markers
  • Paint and paintbrushes

First, the girls painted their bottle caps/lids. I thought four “x’s” and four “o’s” were the perfect amount. Some of the caps required two coats of paint to completely cover.

While the caps were drying, the girls put their unpainted boards inside their fabric pouches so they could color the outside with fabric markers. One option the girls had was to add a tic tac toe board directly on the bag. That could eliminate the board, but the board still served a purpose (to keep the markers from bleeding through to the other side of the bag).

The last step was to paint the boards. Most of the girls chose to paint a solid background color and once that had dried, they added the lines. I had to remind some of the girls what a tic tac toe board looked like: two evenly spaced parallel lines and two evenly spaced vertical lines, making 9 spaces in total.

For this craft I supplied:

  • Cut up pool noodles (I just sawed them with a bread knife, eye-balling it)
  • Craft glue (We used a hot glue gun, supervised of course)
  • Googly eyes
  • Chenille stems
  • Feathers
  • Paint and paint brushes (optional; my girls just love to paint!)

There are not really steps for this craft. Just put out the supplies and let the kids use their imaginations. 🙂

These were fun and simple crafts the girls of all ages enjoyed. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Have you been crafting with your kids this summer? How about having a family crafting party! I think crafting together is lots of fun, and a great way to get away from screens.

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I cherish my roles as a daughter of God, a wife to my husband of 27 years, and a mama to two sons and two daughters. I am a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.I am passionate about homeschooling and education. My hobbies include crafting, photography, journaling, and traveling.

12 thoughts on “Summer Crafts- Tic Tac Toe Travel Game and Pool Noodle Creatures

    1. Thanks, Claire. I didn’t do this for my girls (too many), but one of them suggested those little Velcro tabs on both the board and pieces to ensure the pieces stay in place during play.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah!
      Oh it is so frustrating. We’ve had no interest since the first week and that was back in May. But we’ve decluttered quite a bit and have redone part of the deck and the house shows beautifully. There’s just been no one to show it to.

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      1. The market has just about dried up everywhere. You don’t know how blessed we feel that we were able to sell our house. We took a lot less money than we listed for, but we saw the writing on the wall and took it.
        An investor bought ours and they want to rent it out, but it’s still for rent. Rent is too high I guess.

        Hang in there. There’s a reason it’s not selling. You must still be needed there. xx

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