Our wedding is less than a month away and as the RSVP cards flow into our mailbox, it appears that there will be several kiddos under the age of ten. I have thought about how to keep them occupied since they are more than welcome to attend. We certainly don’t want them to be bored, nor do we want their parents leaving early because of the kids. To solve this little problem we decided to give each child a goody bag with kids wedding activities and one item inside is this rustic tic tac toe game that’s really easy to DIY.
Burlap gift bags (purchased from Michaels or Hobby Lobby)
1/2″ Birch Wood slices (also sold at Michaels)
First, I painted the outside of each little bag with craft paint to match our wedding theme. I decided against the typical X’s and O’s and put A’s and Hearts for Andy and Amanda. I used a fine tipped paint brush and craft paint to draw the grid and then puff glitter paint for the A’s.
After all the little bags dried, I painted the same grid (minus the A’s and Hearts) on the back of the bag for a playing surface.
To make the game after our wedding (and also to make the letters stand out) I used chalk board paint to coat one side of the tree slices.
After the paint dried, I wrote the little A’s and Hearts with a chalk marker. I gave each baggie 10 pieces, although you really only need 8, I figured extra would be better in case one piece gets lost. I also tried to group the slices by size just to make each game more uniform since the wood slices vary from 3/4″ to 1/4″ in the package.
Finally, here it is all put together and ready to play. The best part is that when the kids are done playing, all the little pieces fit neatly in the bag.
This is such a quick and easy project and it looks so cute! I hope the kids (and parents) enjoy it.
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