Pumpkins & Witches Hats Game

Pumpkins and Witches Hats Game

Do you celebrate Halloween at your place?

Here in Australia it is not as popular as it seems to be in the U.S. but I’m still seeing lots of Halloween crafts and DIY online at this time of year.

button pumpkins game

We don’t really celebrate here at Crafty HQ but I was inspired this week to do some crafts with buttons and somehow it became a game for my kids!

I actually completed this one day while they were at school and left it sitting on the table.

As soon as they walked in I heard, “Yay! Noughts and Crosses!” and they started playing!

pumpkins witches hats game

I’m calling this game “Pumpkins and Witches Hats”, but it is exactly the same rules as Noughts & Crosses, or Tic Tac Toe. Each player takes turns putting their pieces on the board and the first to get three in a row, wins.

The pumpkins and witches hats are made from buttons and wire. You can find the tutorials for them here and here.

Button Pumpkin Tutorial  Button Witches Hat Tutorial
button witches hats game

The game board is a square cork mat with orange washi tape to mark the lines. Ta da!

Possibly one of the easiest games to create ever, and my kids have played it EVERY DAY since I made it.

Quick Tip: No time to play with wire and buttons? Just grab a handful of buttons in two different colours, and draw your playing board on a piece of card or even paper. Ready to play!

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