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Summer is a fantastic time to play with the kids so why not make up your own games? Tic tac toe is always a crowd-favorite and this cute crab themed one also makes a cute ocean craft to do with the kids!

Crab Sea Shell Tic Tac Toe Game – Materials:

– Square piece of cardboard

– Paint, paintbrushes

– Markers

– 8 Sea shells

– Pipe cleaners

– Pliers

– Glue Gun

Step 1. Paint your square cardboard and let dry.

Step 2. Trace with your markers 2 vertical lines and 2 horizontal lines to cross each other, as shown.

Step 3. Paint 4 sea shells in the same color and 4 another color, let dry. With your marker make some eyes.

Step 4. For each crab, you’ll need 8 legs; so cut your pipe cleaner in 8 parts.

Glue them on your painted sea shells with your glue gun. Repeat with the remaining 7 crabs.


What are your favorite summer games and activities? Check out more fun creative ideas for kids!

Marie-Laure, is an Architect first, a mom of two, but also a Do It Yourself kind of girl. She LOVES CRAFTING. Her blog La Maison de Loulou is a piece of her with simple and fun crafts, ideas, projects, and activities to do with your kids at anytime. Her children Louise and Roman are her inspiration and all the DIY’s are made for them to have fun. Toys, games, costumes..she loves exploring the kids world with her own twist.


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.