Friday, August 31, 2018

A Game on the Fridge #kidcraft #tictactoegame

Games are fun! Isaak in particular loves to play them. We set out to make our own Tic Tac Toe Board Magnet Style.

Here's Isaak's latest post on


I priced out tiles at Home Depot, and found they didn't sell very many small tiles. In particular they didn't have any individual. 

I bought a mat of them for $3. That was cheaper than buying single tiles! Isaak plans on using the rest for something else. 

They were easy to rip off! I already used the mesh that held them all together for another project. Not very much goes to waste in the Apel house.

Here's what the tiles look like off their mesh:

We had 10 tiles. Enough for 5 X's and 5 O's.


The standard circle magnets fit these tiles perfectly. We had just the right amount, which is 10.

Glass Paint:

I got Glass Paint to review on facebook. I'm not so sure I'm in love with it. I do want to try to paint something on a hard canvas, put glass on it, and paint lines on the glass. I find that this paint is goopy, somewhat transparent, and dries fast! Maybe there's another brand that's better?

Otherwise for this project if I had to do it again I'd go with enamel paints. They can be found at craft stores in the model section. You would just need 2 colors + a black.


The good thing about a set over individual enamel paints is that there is a variety of colors!

Isaak choose to mix a blue and green together for the O's, and a yellow and orange together for the X's. I like the colors we got, but the X's are way easier to see than the O's. Try and pick light colors.

 Remember the X's and O's will be black.

The X tiles painted:

X's and O's:

Glue Time:

Isaak loves hot gluing anything! He took charge and glued the magnets on the backs of the tiles. Check to make sure you have them all on the right side. Two didn't stick to the fridge, so he had to reglue them.

Magnet Completion: 

Time to Play!

Make a Tic Tac Toe Paper, stick to the fridge and play!

It was fun! What game would you like to make?


jjmon2012 said...

My mind is running away with ideals. You could make something to keep of the refrig and anybody could make moves. Or somekinda calendar. This would be so much fun...... going to steal it

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a genius idea! We all love a fun game of tick tack toe, and this reusable game looks like a lot of fun without paper waste!

mail4rosey said...

I love that you guys made the game. We recently had a half day at my school and students went to various rooms for an hour as a reward system. I had the game room and it was a blast!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

We love tic tac toe, Alissa..we usually play it on board. Fun to make on yourself!


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