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Tic-Tac-Toe Craft Idea for Kids

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

Create fun, glow-in-the-dark game using wood pieces, Mod Podge, and insect-themed images.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Mod Podge ® Glow-in-the-Dark, 8 oz.
Item #CS15128
Now you can make your crafts glow! Transform birthday and Halloween projects and so much more with the new glow-in-the-dark formula. For extra glow, just add more coats.


Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte Chalk Finish, 8 oz.
Item #CS24911
Trend right Ultra Matte Chalk finish. Brushes on smoothly without visible brushstrokes.


Mod Podge ® Stiffy - 8 oz.
Item #MS1550
Add dimension to your craft projects with Stiffy ® , the original fabric stiffener. This classic medium is perfect for stiffening fabric, ribbon, lace, needlework, and more!


Other Supplies
Sliced wood board 11"L x 7"W
Six (6) 1.5" Sliced Wood Rounds
Jute Cording
5" x 5" image of grass
Three (3) – Butterfly images to fit 1.5" diameter
Three (3) – Beetle images to fit 1.5" diameter
Fine-tip black permanent marker
Paper cup
Small paint brush
Small 4" diameter bowl
Cling wrap (to cover bowl)
Water basin
Paper towels


  1. Cut out each butterfly and beetle. Do not worry about cutting off the legs and antennae. Glue one bug to each of the six wood slices with the Mod Podge Ultra Matte Chalk. Let dry.
  2. When dry, draw legs and antennae on each bug. Let dry. Apply a top coat of Mod Podge Ultra Matte over the entire surface. Let dry.
  3. With the Mod Podge Glow in the Dark, apply a generous coat over each butterfly and beetle body. Set aside to dry.
  4. Turn the image of the grass over. Divide into six equal squares. Trim out each square with a jagged edge to resemble "grass".
  5. Lay the grass squares on one end of the board leaving space in between each square. Glue in place with Mod Podge Ultra Matte. Apply a top coat of Ultra Matte over the entire surface. Let dry.
  6. After drying, paint generous lines of Mod Podge Glow in the Dark between the squares to create a grid. See project example.
  7. To create the jute bowl to hold the playing pieces: Turn your small bowl over and cover with cling wrap and secure in place underneath the bowl. Cut two yards of jute and place in a paper cup. Pour Mod Podge Stiffy into the paper cup to coat the jute cording.
  8. Starting at the center bottom of the covered bowl, begin coiling the jute around very tightly to itself. Let the jute come straight out of the glue filled cup. Press the jute together as you go. Coil around until you complete the bowl shape. Make sure the jute is covered with the Stiffy. Trim off the end. Let dry 24 hours.
  9. After 24 hours, remove the cling wrap from the bowl mold and then remove from your Stiffy bowl.
  10. "Charge" your butterflies, beetle and board under bright light or sunlight. Then turn out the lights and play a glowing game of tic-tac-toe!
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