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DIY Yard Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Get outside and play with this larger-than-life Tic-Tac-Toe game! This is the perfect summer yard game – It’s easy to transport and kids will have hours of fun arranging the letters!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Paper mache letters (X and O)
Acrylic paint (red, white, and blue)
Foam pouncer
White rope
Scissors
Foam brush
Clear coat finish

Things to do:

  1. Paint your X’s and O’s white with a foam brush. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.
  2. Paint a stripe pattern on your X’s. Use painter’s tape to create the pattern and fill in the gaps with paint on a foam brush.
  3. Use your foam pouncer to create polka dots on your O’s.
  4. Cut four pieces of white rope, all measuring 1 yard in length.
  5. Spray your X’s and O’s with clear coat finishing spray.
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DIY Patriotic Tutu Tutorial

Dress up your little darling this 4th of July with a patriotic tutu! With a few simple materials, you can create a festive skirt that will have her twirling all day long!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Red, white and blue tulle
Ribbon
Foam star stickers
Scissors
Yardstick

Things to do:

  1. Determine the length of skirt desired.
  2. Cut tulle strips double the desired length, plus two inches.
  3. Cut the ribbon for the waist of the tutu, adding additional length to tie a bow.
  4. Tie the tulle onto the ribbon. Start with blue tulle strips until 1/2 of the ribbon is full. Next, alternate two red and two white tulle strips until you cover the length of the ribbon.
  5. Add star stickers to the blue tulle in a random pattern.
  6. Tie the extra ribbon in a bow.
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