When you think of Disney love birds, who are the first characters to come to mind? Minnie and Mickey are always the first on my mind. Something about these two icons that always makes me smile. They always go together!
On another cold and windy winter day, my son was getting a little antsy. I can’t blame him. A winter that started off really mild, turned super frigid, really quickly. Add that to a slight cold and you have a recipe for indoor play.
Yet, after several days of the same ol’ games and activities, he was ready for something new. So was I! The problem, due to a few constraints I wasn’t able to run out to the store to grab a bunch of items to put together a craft. I explained this to my son and he looked at me and said, ‘That’s fine, Mom.’
Hmm, okay, that was easy.
Then he followed it up with, ‘We just need to use our imaginations!’
Why yes, little man, our imaginations! Wasn’t Walt Disney himself pretty big on using one’s imagination? Why yes he was!
With that thought in mind, Mickey and Minnie Inspired Tic-Tac-Toe was created! Mr. D. was the spear-head behind this project, so sit back and take a look at this simple winter (and Valentine’s day!) food project! The best part? If you win, you get to eat the whole game board! Let’s take a look at our creation.
Mickey and Minnie Inspired Tic-Tac-Toe
Two Different Colored Candy Pieces (We Pretended that the red pieces were Minnie and the white pieces were Mickey! Plus, it makes the craft Valentine’s Day themed.)
Frosting (Preferrably Store Bought or Very Thick Homemade Frosting)
Honey or Regular Graham Crackers (Cinnamon Sugar Ones Don’t Work the Best)
A Butter Knife
1. Step One
Once you have gathered all of your supplies, take out your butter knife. With close grown-up supervision (or grown-up completion!), spread the frosting on your graham cracker.
Be sure the graham cracker has been broken in half so it is square-shaped before you spread the frosting.
2. Step Two
Once your frosting is evenly spread over the entire surface of one side of the graham cracker, pick up your Pull-and-Peel Twizzler. Before you use it, make sure you pull apart said Twizzler. We need the small strands, not the entire Twizzler.
Have your strands peeled? Now lay them in the shape of a pound sign on your graham cracker. Two Twizzler strands going horizontal and two strands going vertical across the length of the graham cracker will give you what you need.
3. Step Three
Play your game! Your game board is complete! Time to play. Separate your colored candies by the two colors. (This is a great sorting activity for preschoolers!). One player receives all the white pieces and the other player receives all the red pieces. We like to pretend Minnie is the red pieces and Mickey is the white pieces.
On the off-chance you’ve never played tic-tac-toe before, it’s very simple. Your goal is to get three of your pieces in a row. At the same time you are attempting to block your opponent from getting three pieces in a row and they are doing the same to you. The first one to figure out how to get three in a row wins!
There ya go! A quick and simple fun food craft to help the cold winter days pass by a little quicker. Enjoy this fun Disney inspired activity!
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