by Media Xpose

You will need:

  • 10 flat stones or rocks from your garden, similar in size
  • A flat smooth piece of wood or board
  • Sandpaper
  • 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. When your rocks are dry, flip them over and paint the other side in the same way.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.

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