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Halloween Games

Spooky Tic-Tac-Toe

Quick -- block that ghost with your pumpkin and win the game!

Frighten a friend into playing a game of spooky tic-tac-toe. Your friend will fear more than just losing, especially if there's candy on the line!

What You'll Need

  • Magnetic sheeting: one black 5 x5-inch piece; one orange and one white 11/2 x71/2-inch piece
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Manicure scissors
  • Fine-point opaque paint markers: brown, black
  • 20-inch length of green satin ribbon, 1/8 inch wide
  • Ruler
  • Thick craft glue


Step 1: Using a pattern (download our Spooky Tic-Tac-Toe pumpkin and ghost patterns as a PDF), trace and cut out five pumpkins from the orange magnetic sheeting and five ghosts from the white magnetic sheeting. When cutting the shapes out of the magnetic sheeting, use regular scissors most of the time, and use the manĀ­icure scissors for the small curves.


Use scissors to carefully cut out the ghost and pumpkin spooky tic-tac-toe pieces.

Step 2: Draw the stem and lines on the pumpkins with the brown marker; let dry. Draw faces on the pumpkins with the black marker; let dry.

Make all the pumpkin faces the same -- or choose a variety of spooky expressions.

Step 3: Draw eyes and mouths on the ghosts with the black marker; let dry.

Some are scary, maybe some are smiley... Let your ghosts express themselves!

Step 4: Cut the ribbon into four 5-inch lengths. Glue the four lengths of ribbon to the black magnetic sheeting to make a tic-tac-toe grid.

No cheating! Be sure those squares are all the same size.

Step 5: Begin lining up opponents to play!Note: Spooky Tic-Tac-Toe game by Cindy Groom Harry.

With all these fun and frightening games at the ready, your Halloween party is sure to be a smash with spooks of any age. Happy Haunting!

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