Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tic Tac Toe on the Go

Tic Tac Toe on the GoAnyone else out there have a hard time throwing out useful tin boxes? They're so tiny and cute and versatile that I have a hard time ever getting rid of them--remember that Christmas gift idea I posted about making them into little paint boxes?

Well Tic Tac Toe in a Box is yours with just a little bit of white Contact paper and some buttons backed with magnets--you could also easily adjust the idea to be a bingo game if you used tiny pictures under clear Contact paper.

A nice little something to keep in your purse for times when you need a boredom buster on the road. A parent should always have a few great ideas in reserve for those emergencies, right?

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30 comments:

sheila sultani said...

This is a great idea - my kids would enjoy making these and playing with them.

chelle said...

That is a fabulous idea!

One Mom said...

ooooh, I like that idea. Great craft to do with the kids and great for travelling, especially with the magnets - no lost pieces! Gonna have to make some of these! Thanks!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What a wonderful idea. Wish I had seen this before our vacation!

ames said...

I never throw tins away...or plastic tubs, strawberry baskets, glass jars, coffee cans, paper towel tubes, cardboard boxes...it's a sickness really. Everyone else thinks I'm nuts, until they happen to need a container and voila! Container pack rat to the rescue!

Marie N. said...

Aha! Genius! Great for car rides, restaurants, doctor's offices and other places.

Damselfly said...

You are so clever!

I always try to keep a toy or two in my purse. You never know when you'll need it.

Jacki said...

Now that is ingenious!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

What a great idea!

Guinevere Meadow said...

That is a BRILLIANT idea, although I bet it involves a glue gun, getting the button onto the magnet.

Scribbit said...

Actually, I used the sticky-backed magnetic strips you can cut to fit though that's only because I was out of the other kind. The best way to do it is to get some plain round magnets in the craft section of Walmart and then use some kind of cement or super glue to glue them--that'll hold the best. I wouldn't mess with the hot glue at all.

Munchkins and Music said...

Seriously, this is such a good idea. I can't believe how many good ideas I get from your blog.

tabitha (123pizza) said...

My kids love tic-tac-toe! This would be a fun project for them to make.

I have everything but the tins. Guess I'll have to buy some dark chocolate Altoids I've been wanting. (at least I think that's what they are)

Mama C said...

Well I was wondering what to do with a little tin box I have, that I just couldn't throw away. Now I know!

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Organizing Mommy said...

Neat idea. I have made a little game also out of magnets. You may like it:
http://organizedeveryday.blogspot.com/2008/06/tackle-it-tuesday-new-kids-travel-game.html

thanks for the neat idea.

Tammy and Parker said...

Oh! My kids would love this. What didn't I think of it, lol!

calicobebop said...

Wonderful idea! I could use a boredom buster!

calicobebop said...

Wonderful idea! I could use a boredom buster!

SarahHub said...

What a great idea! Plus, it's a use for all those buttons I save!

all over the map said...

I have a really hard time throwing out tins as well. I just know they can be re-purposed and I love this idea. Oh the possibilities.
This is really a wonderful little gem of a craft.:)

Adam Consolo said...

Love this!

Lei said...

Super clever, as always!

Sherri said...

Wow..this looks very much like the travel tic tac toe that I just purchased yesterday from Target. It comes in a little tin box and everything. :) Yours looks great!

Wendy said...

This is brilliant and something I could actually do myself!

Rivster said...

Brilliant!!! I am just amazed at the incredible creativity given to some (and the incredible LACK given to me!!).

Of course I can't think of a single thing (aside from Altoids) that comes in a tin. Hm.....

sherry said...

That is so incredibly brilliant that I'm a little annoyed I didn't think of it first! :)

Meg said...

Ooooh.. and you could personalize it even more by using card board or card stock with little photos on them! Fun gift from one friend to another- both heads! I love it!

thanks for the idea!

Crystal said...

This is the cutest idea ever!!

Janet said...

A perfect use for Altoids containers! And at the light speed in which we eat those, we could make stocking stuffers for everyone by THIS Christmas.

Shelly said...

Glad I'm not the only to have trouble throwing cute containers away. Great idea!