Pinterest in Real Life - Tic Tac Toe

Pinterest in Real Life -  Pinterest projects don’t always go as planned.  Often the end result doesn’t look like the perfect pictures you see, but it’s not about how it looks.  The important thing is that you’re exposing your kids to new shared experiences.  It doesn’t have to be Pinterest perfect to be fun or playful.  

I love playing outdoors with my kids, and I wanted to create a place to play underneath our deck.  It can get really hot outside, but under our deck is nice and cool. I thought it was a space we could use during the really hot and humid weather so we wouldn’t always be stuck inside.  I made that my mission this spring.  I set up the space and made some room for an outdoor tic-tac-toe board.  I was inspired by this outdoor tic-tac-toe project from Northwest Edible Life.  

This has got to be one of the longest pinterest projects I’ve ever done.  I started probably six weeks ago, collecting the rocks with the kids.  It was probably another 3 weeks until we painted the rocks.  Then this weekend we finally painted the x’s and o’s on the rocks.  Some tic-tac-toe rocks are readable, others are not :-)  We also painted the tic-tac-toe board on one of the big stepping stones underneath our deck.  My daughter really wanted to write tic-tac-toe on it.  I let her, then I had to add in a little bit more detail to make it legible.

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They played tic-tac-toe for probably a minute, then they got into a little argument about who was x and who was o.  All in all, we had fun doing the project here and there for the last several weeks.

Update: When I painted the tic-tac-toe, I really didn’t think about what kind of paint I should have used.  Here is our tic-tac-toe board after the rain.  

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We’ll have to repaint it.  This Pinterest project will never end!

What’s the longest pinterest project you’ve done?

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