You will need:
- 10 flat stones or rocks from your garden, similar in size
- A flat smooth piece of wood or board
- Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Plus Gloss spray paint in two different colours
- Rust-Oleum chalkboard spray paint
- White and black sharpie or permanent markers
- Drop sheet, you can use a dustbin bag or newspaper
Before you start:
- Set up your workstation outside so you don’t breathe in the paint fumes.
- Protect your mom’s table from paint by completely covering it with a drop sheet.
- Wash your 10 rocks so they are clean and dry.
- Sand your wood or board so the surface is smooth.
- Start with your game board using your chalkboard spray paint: Shake your can for 1 minute and then stand 30cm away from the board and spray slowly, moving your hand left and right.
- While your board dries for 20 mins – spray-paint your first five rocks in one colour, followed by the other five rocks in your second colour. Don’t wait longer than 1 hour to spray-paint your second coat.
- Leave your rocks to dry for 20 mins and get back to your board. Give it a second coat in the same way. While that coat dries you can give your rocks a second coat.
- When your rocks are dry, flip them over and paint the other side in the same way.
- Now use your markers to add a ‘O’ to five rocks and an ‘X’ to the other five. Or get funky and add smiley and scary faces – anything goes!
- Before you draw a grid on your board, you must leave it to dry for 3 days. Then take a piece of chalk and rub it on its side all over the board. Wipe it clean with a damp cloth and you are ready for your first game.