A DIY tic tac toe board is a simple and fun craft you can do with your kids.
Yesterday, I had planned on sharing a post with you guys but with the tragedy in Las Vegas, I just wasn’t in the mood. It’s always a weird feeling trying to go about your normal day when there are such crazy and tragic things happening around the world. We’re stuck in this strange middle ground of working, feeding the family and paying the bills. It’s hard to go on when you know there is so much suffering. It reminds me that our citizenship is not of this world. We were truly made for another world. So until then, we keep loving, serving and feeding the people around us.
My oldest asked me last night about Las Vegas and how one person could hurt so many people. SO MANY PEOPLE. Honestly, I had no answer bc there is nothing that could make sense of it anyways. It makes me sad that so many people won’t be able to kiss their child again or embrace their mom, dad, friend or sibling. I can not even imagine. So last night, my husband and I spent more time snuggling and praying before tucking our kids into bed. I hugged them a bit tighter, smothered their faces with a gazillion kisses and had some heart to heart time. We remembered to cherish these ordinary mundane moments because these are the most precious of all. My heart truly goes out to all the victims and their families.
So I wasn’t planning on sharing this post because honestly, these photos are sooo old. I think these are like 2 years old. It was a fun summer craft I did with the kids. Remember when I mentioned I have way too much blog material but not enough time to post? This is proof of that statement. But, I kept these on my desktop and they reminded me of a fun craft we did one hot summer day when we needed something to do. As much as I love DIY, I am not a fan of kids crafts. I know it’s ironic. Thankfully, we found one that all of us enjoyed.
Oh my word, look how little they look! This craft is easy and all you need are the following materials. Being a craftaholic, I had all of these on hand except for the rocks.
- Wooden board or box (I used an old wooden box from another game)
- Pebble stones from a craft store
- Paint for the wood
- Paint brushes
- Acrylic paint for the pebbles
- Rub-n-Buff is not necessary but I used it for one of the boards
Get the kids ready and place a paperbag in front of them. The Home Depot aprons come in really handy at times like this.
Let them start painting the pebble stones. We wanted to do a bug tic tac toe board so we created lady bugs and bumble bees. Do not ask about my son’s hair. I don’t know what that situation is all about. Clearly, I was still a very tired mom during this season of my life.
Even Emmy wanted to participate and painted bumblebees.
She’s my lil left-handed artist.
Let them paint the box. The kids did a really cool effect by painting over different tones. It was probably on accident but looked really cool!
I made the lines with a black sharpie and the kids finished the bugs by using black paint. They are perfectly imperfect.
This would make such a cute activity to donate to your kids’ classrooms.
We even made a fancy one to keep on our coffee table.
Be sure to pin this image to make one with your kids!
One last thing. Tonight, I’m joining some blogger friends at the Plaid headquarters and we’re going to do a FB live on their page. Courtney Cerruti will teach us how to paint this modern floral and we hope you’ll join along. Check the FB page for more details like supplies.
Hug your kids a little tighter today, friends. Go shine that light wherever you are.
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14