Color Mixing Tic-Tac-Toe

We love playing tic-tac-toe at our house! So, I created this color mixing game for a fun twist on a classic game.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    I began by drawing the traditional tic-tac-toe grid with a marker on some parchment paper. I chose parchment paper for easy clean-up, but you can use regular paper if don't have any parchment.

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  • Step 2

    Then, I filled 6 clear cups with water and added yellow food coloring. That was our "base" color for playing the game.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Then, I mixed water for a blue, red, and another yellow cup. Those served as our "mix-in" colors. I also left an eyedropper there for my daughter to use to dispense the coloring.

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  • Step 4

    I reviewed the rules of the game with my daughter and told her she needed to make 3 colors in a row today. As she thought, we talked about what colors make what when they are mixed together.

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  • Step 5

    She was thoughtful and decided to try for 3 greens in a row. Here she has played (and made) 2 greens and I have made one orange.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    This was also special for my daughter because she loved seeing the colors change right before her eyes!

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  • Step 7

    She did it! 3 green in a row and my attempt at some oranges in a row. She beat me!

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  • Done!

    Have fun playing color mixing tic-tac-toe. After you're done playing, you can just have fun making new colors.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

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