Recently you may have seen our DIY Rainbow Clay Stackers guest post over on In The Playroom. Whilst I was making the DIY Clay circles, I thought they would make great disks to play tic-tac-toe with. As it is spring time, I decided to make a DIY Clay Minibeast Tic Tac Toe game.
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Resources needed to make DIY Clay Minibeasts:
* PVA glue
* Milk carton lid
How to make DIY Clay Minibeasts:
2. Sprinkle cornflour onto a work surface and roll the DIY Clay out flat.
3. Use a milk bottle lid to create circles in the DIY Clay. Place the clay circles onto a baking tray lined with Baking Paper.
4. Use scissors to cut away any excess clay from the edge of each circle. Brush away any surplus cornflour dust. Leave the clay to dry out overnight.
How to make a DIY Clay Ladybird
Colour in the DIY clay circle using a red permanent marker pen. Ensure that the edges are coloured in. Then use a black permanent marker pen to draw a semi circle at the top of the circle for the ladybirds head, a thick line going down the middle and a few dots.
Take two White Sticky Dots and stick them inside the black semi circle. Draw a circle inside each dot using a black permanent marker pen. Finally coat the DIY Clay Ladybird in Mod Podge Glue and allow it to dry.
How to make a DIY Clay Bee
Although adding a varnish of Mod Podge Glue isnt essential it does protect the markings of the DIY Clay Minibeasts and gives them a wonderful smooth finish. Using the permanent marker pens was much quicker than having to paint each clay circle and waiting for each layer to dry.
We were ready to play our DY Clay Minibeast Tic Tac Toe!
Whilst playing with our DIY Christmas Tic Tac Toe Adam struggled with the layout of the board. This time I wanted nine distinct sections so it was easy for Adam to see where he could position his minibeasts. I decided to use wooden slats that were recycled from our Hickory Dickory Dock Tuff Spot and placed them in a 3×3 grid.
Adam loved our game of Minibeast Tic Tac Toe. The wooden slats did aid his understanding of the game. He believed he was making each minibeast a home and that they wanted their house to be in a line with their friends.
We have created a little Minibeast Busy Bag with our DIY Clay ladybirds and bees. I wonder what other uses we will find for our DIY Clay Minibeasts!
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