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Tic Tac Toe Travel Game

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Today’s tutorial is a favorite from my childhood: tic tac toe. I remember playing this game for hours at a time when I was a child. All we needed was either a blank piece of paper with a pen or a nice, smooth, dusty patch of ground. While I enjoyed the game using the just listed options, I wanted to jazz this version up a little bit.

Instead of using plain paper for the background, I decided to use a floral patterned paper instead. Because I remember playing this game a lot when I traveled with my father and siblings back and forth from Zambia (where my dad worked and I lived with him) and Zimbabwe (our birth country and where my mum lived), I thought it would be nice to make it travel easy.

So I used my handy dandy Xyron creative machine to laminate and add magnetic sheet on the base.

Supplies: 4.5″ x 4.5″ inch patterned paper, 10 wooden circles 3/4″ wide, acrylic paint in 2 colors, Swarovski crystals size 12, 10 small neodymium rare earth magnets, Magna Tac 809 adhesive, paint brushes, tweezers, black marker, Xyron Creative Station or sheets of magnetic paper, ruler

Paint five circles one color and five circles the 2nd color. Make sure to paint the edges as well as the bottom. Make sure to leave a circle in the center on the bottom, just big enough for the magnet, unpainted. Allow to dry.

Meanwhile, section off the square so that you get 9 square each 1.5″ x 1.5″. Make sure the lines go all the way to the edges.

Next, insert the patterned paper through the Xyron station. Remove and cut as close to the patterned paper as possible. Set aside.

Next, use the marker to create the detail of the ladybugs. Make sure to color the edges too.

This is what the ladybug should look like.

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