Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Tic Tac Toe Teacher's Gift
My kindergartner has expressed interest in tic tac toe lately and has started to really understand how to play the game. I quickly realized how much paper you waste when playing tic tac toe and thought of making a fabric version for his teacher to use in her classroom, as her end of the year teacher's gift. I found this loud, rather garish, polka dot fabric and brought it home. When I showed it to my son he said "Oh please make something for me out of that material!" I figured that I had honed right in on kindergarten taste. I made the top board for his classroom. It is basically a large nine patch. The squares are 4". My husband used some nice thin wood scraps to cut 2" tiles for the X's and O's. I painted on the letters and sealed them with a clear acrylic. Then, of course, I had to make one for my jealous kiddos so that we could actually gift the first one. I had just enough of the dotted material left. However, my husband was out of appropriately thin wood scraps so I cut craft foam into 2" squares and used a Sharpie for their tiles. When we have more thin scraps, they will get upgraded so long as the kids are still into playing tic tac toe.