|CREATE|halloween naughts and crosses (tic-tac-toe) | LarabeeUK

|CREATE|halloween naughts and crosses (tic-tac-toe)

Apart from the obvious, why do we call it Naughts & Crosses???  I think the name
Tic-Tac-Toe is far more appropriate especially for this version which contains no naughts and no crosses!

You will need:-
4 orange bottle tops
4 green bottle tops
1 green pipecleaner
8 small nuts
4 sets of googly eyes
1 black permanent marker

Blue tack
Glue gun
Washi tape

Draw faces on your bottle tops, don't draw eyes on the green ones.

Using the bradawl and blue tack or another sharp object make a hole in the orange lids and feed through a little bit of pipe cleaner to make a stalk, I used a blob of hot glue to keep in place.

Glue 2 nuts onto the green bottletops to resemble the bolts in Frankenstein's neck and googly eyes.

We had great fun playing this game, it's a completely new concept for T, he doesn't always get it right and he's struggling a bit with not winning every time, but I think we are making progress.  We've put these in a sandwich bag with a roll of washi so we can play anywhere, any time.

Those cute oscar the grouch ones are ones T made after seeing the ones I made for him, an older child would have no difficulty making this with a bit of help gluing from an adult.

This is my entry for our #toddlerapprovedtuesday linky.



  1. What a great idea! I would not have thought of doing that. Although they would end up in Baby's mouth! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday x

    1. Thank you :) yes they wouldn't be too great for really small ones x

      Glad that we're out of that stage, it makes activities much easier!

  2. Love this idea. I actually have a tub of bottle tops and always looking for ideas for them :-) #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    1. Thanks Clare, me too, I'm scratching my head thinking what I can do with the red & blue ones! We should have a bottle top challenge ;)

  3. That's a great idea! I think I will need to start saving bottle tops:)

    1. Thanks Janice, they were lots of fun to make x

  4. cute idea :) I have a whole stack of bottle tops that I've been wondering what to do with...

    1. Thank you! Yes us too, I'm always thinking what we can do with them. :) x

  5. What a great idea! I love making things out of recycling :-)


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