I had the idea when I was thinking of ways to recycle an Altoid tin, though I am sure I am not the first to think of this idea! I thought a tic tac toe game would be fun and my niece loves princesses, so I decided to use crowns and frogs instead of Xs and Os.
- Empty Altoid tin, washed out.
- Decorative Paper (I bought mine at Target YEARS ago)
- 1/2 inch round magnets
- 8 Round head wooden plugs (found in the wood department of craft stores)
- Princess and Frog stickers (Momenta-from A.C. Moore)
- Letter Stickers
- Pink Border stickers (MS Crafts-from Michael's)
- Mod Podge and sponge brush
- Cover the Altoid tin with decorative paper by cutting the paper to size and wrapping the paper around the tin, so the tin can still easily open and shut. Apply to tin with Mod Podge.
- Make Tic Tac Toe chart with border stickers, cutting them to size and sticking them on.
- Seal with Mod Podge-Cover the entire outside of tin-top and bottom- with Mod Podge. DO NOT GLUE IT SHUT! It is a good idea to do this with the tin open. Also, try not to get Mod Podge on the edges where the tin will shut because it will make it sticky and hard to open and close.
- Let the top dry.
- Cover the inside with paper, cutting it to size and gluing it on with Mod Podge (see picture below).
- Make the Title Card with letter stickers and princess stickers and glue on the inside top. Seal inside with Mod Podge. Again, be careful to not get Mod Podge on the edges where the tin shuts.
- The Tic Tac Toe pieces are easy-simply stick the magnets on the bottom of the wooden plugs (they should have sticker backs and they stick really well!). Then, place the crown and frog stickers on top of the plug and cover with Mod Podge for extra sealing.
- When everything dries, you can place the pieces inside the tin-and you have a cute portable Tic Tac Toe game! (Good for the car because it's magnetic!)
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