Monday, June 18, 2012

Pool Noodle Tic Tac Toe


Pool Noodle are fun for the pool, but you can do so many other things with them! I have seen noodles used for wreaths, race tracks, and croquet tunnels. Yesterday I jumped in on all the fun with noodles and made a Tic Tac Toe game out of our Dollar Tree pool noodles!

First you need to make your x's and o's. Using a bread knife (the noodles cut like butter!) cut 1" pieces for your o's and 5" long pieces for your x's. Once you cut a 5" long piece for your x, you will need to cut it in half, and then in half again. 


I used my hot glue gun to glue the x's together just one strip on top of the other. 


Or for a better fit, you can cut a notch out of one of the strips, and fit a second strip in the notch (you will still need to glue them together)


Using sidewalk chalk, I drew a Tic Tac Toe board on our patio and we played a game with our pool noodle game pieces!


But lets say you want to play this game in the pool (or bathtub!). All you need to do is make a pool noodle game board and you will have a floating Tic Tac Toe game!


Take two noodles and cut them in half. You will also need zip ties for this project.


Cut notches out of the two of the noodles. Just line up one noodle on top of the other to figure out how wide the notch needs to be. 



Lay the remaining two noodle on to of the notches and zip tie together.


Now you have a floating game board! (ok, the tub was a little small, but try to imagine all the fun this will be in a pool!)



For more pool noodle craft ideas head over to the Pool Noodle Craft Party!
Mom 4 Real

6 comments:

  1. I just found your blog and became a follower. You have such amazing craft ideas! Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    If you'd like to check out my blog, it's sssinthesun.blogspot.com.
    Blessings,
    Kate

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  2. Look at you! All UBER crafty with the tic-tac-toe =) How fun!! Thanks for linking up =) We are happy to have you.

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  3. Oh! My! Goodness! How clever are you! This is the coolest...I am totally going to make my own now! Thank you so much for sharing, Sarah!

    Jessica

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  4. Now that is clever! What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing with our noodle party.

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  5. Love the floating tic-tac-toe! What a clever idea! Bath time was never this fun when I was growing up. :-)

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  6. This is a great idea, and I'll be sharing this idea with my daughter for my grandsons!!! Love it, thank you so much for linking up at our party!!
    Debbie

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