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Games are fun! They are even more fun when you make them.

We have a chess board made of Lego pieces and cardboard. I was trying to think of another homemade game we could try.

Tic-Tac-Toe came to mind. It's simple to make and doesn't take a long time to play. 

Supply List for Tile Tic Tac Toe:

  • 10 Small Tiles
  • 10 Small Magnets
  • A Hot Glue Gun + Hot Glue Sticks
  • Enamel or Glass Paint
  • A Paint Brush 
  • 1 Piece of Paper
  • 1 Marker, or Pen 

Let's Get Started!

Tiles were used to make the pieces. I figured out that it's cheaper to buy a mat of tiles instead of small tiles individually. Individually we couldn't find the small size we needed. 

The tiles are really easy to pull off their mesh. We pulled off a few to test out, but for the Tic Tac Toe Game you will need 5 for X's and 5 for O's. 

The size of tiles were perfect for the size of magnets we had.

You can use Enamel Paint, but I used Glass Paint.

The O's were a combination of Light Green and Cerulean Blue.

The X's were a combination of mid Yellow and Orange Yellow.

We painted the X's and O's on with Black.

Make sure you have some small brushes to use.

This is what we mixed the paint in.

This was my son's test. It was a happy face.

Paint five tiles with yellow and five tiles with blue-green.

Start adding black X's and O's once the solid paint is dry. You can use a blow dryer to speed up the drying time. This glass paint dried fairly quickly. It does tend to get thick in some spots and thin in others.

I do kind of wish the blue-green was lighter, so the O's would be easier to see. It is nice because they have contrast to the X's.

Once everything is dry, it's time to plug in the hot glue gun.

Add the magnets. This is where we both messed up. My son glued the wrong end of the magnet to about two tiles. Make sure the magnets stick to the refrigerator. 

All Finished!

Playing the Game

Add a Piece of Paper to the Fridge. You can fold lines to separate it, or draw lines.

We played, and he won.

Have you ever made a game before?

Alissa Apel

Art Instructor and Parent Blogger

Alissa Apel is a wife and mom of 2 happy and energetic boys ages 9 and 12. She is a college instructor at the Creative Center. She spends her free time blogging for, baking, cooking, working on craft project with the 9 year old, and painting. Learn More About Alissa Facebook Instagram Pinterest ...

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