My kids love playing outside and I’m always looking for fun activities to keep them engaged. A year or so ago, we had some giant trees taken down in the yard, which left behind some huge and gorgeous logs and stumps. These stumps were just begging to be put to use! We decided to use the stumps and make some fun outdoor games for the kids to enjoy! First up, see how we made an outdoor Tic Tac Toe game! If you have paint on hand, this game won’t cost you anything.
First off, if there are any cracks, fill them in with wood putty and allow to dry. We started the project off by priming the top of the stump. This step is quite easy and takes just a few moments. A nice thin coat is just what is needed.
Next, select your base color. A nice bright red was chosen here.
At this point, you just need black paint, a paint brush, and a ruler. I recommend mapping it out and planning in pencil and then covering the pencil marks with your black paint. It’s fairly easy with a steady hand.
Next, simply gather some stones and paint X’s and O’s on top of them and then you are set for an inexpensive and fun outdoor game! Enjoy!