Ready to put down your electronic devices and have some old-school fun? I’m going to show you how to make a tic tac toe game with resin. This set will be perfect for
*long car rides
Start by gathering your resin supplies. You’re going to need:
3. Two different colors of glitter
A little side note here. The super clear resin is a casting resin, which means it’s designed for molds. What makes casting resins so unique? They mix in a formula to easily let bubbles release. Plus, the super clear resin finishes hard and durable. You want to be sure your resin doesn’t get soft or bend when you use it.
Step 1: Set up your crafting area
If you haven’t worked with resin before, you may not know that it can get messy. Spills and drips happen, so you must protect your table from a resin mess. If you’re wondering what you can use, here is a list of surfaces resin won’t stick to.
Step 2: Gather your supplies
Step 3: Measure and mix your resin
The super clear resin mixes two parts A (resin) to one part B (hardener). I won’t get into all the details here, but if mixing and pouring resin is new to you, then you will want to read how to mix resin and hardener before you start making your tic tac toe game board.
For the first pour, I mixed 20 ml total. After mixing, divide it into three mixing cups. Color one cup with one color of glitter, another with your other color of glitter, then a third cup with the opaque white pigment.
Pour one of the glitter resin colors to make the X’s; the other glitter color to make the O’s. Pour the white resin into the game board section. It’s only going to be enough resin to fill your tic tac toe game board partially.
Step 4: Immediately measure and mix a second batch of resin
Leave this second batch of 20 ml of resin clear. Then pour it into the white resin already in your tic tac toe game board. Let the resin mix and create unique patterns.
Step 5: Remove bubbles
Go over the surface of your resin and remove any bubbles. I like to do this with a heat gun. Keep the tip of the heat gun a couple of inches away from your resin surface. You don’t blow your resin out of the mold. This article shares more tips on how to use a heat gun with resin.
Step 6: Let cure
Resin curing happens when the resin heats up. It will turn thick, then eventually harden over the next few hours. In the case of the super clear resin, it’s cured to demold in twelve hours.
Step 7: Demold
Once the resin fully hardens, peel the mold away from the resin. This should happen without much force.
Step 8: Finish
Check your tic tac toe game board and pieces. If you’ve got any sharp edges, you can sand them off with wet/dry sandpaper or a coarse nail file. You want to be sure you don’t’ scratch your resin surface.
Enjoy your new resin tic tac toe game board set!
Want to learn more? Here’s a quick video showing to make a resin tic tac toe game board set.
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