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Project

Portable Game Board for the Beach

Created By: Johnny Miller, Anna Williams (coffee), Illo: Brown Bird Design

Introduction

Leave bulky gear at home and hit the beach with a compact, portable game board fashioned from a place mat. Use fabric ink and a vinyl eraser to create designs. Gather stones or shells for the game pieces -- no worrying that one will get lost in the sand -- and let the good times roll. Stamp a checkerboard on one side and a tic-tac-toe grid on the other. 

Materials

  • Fabric ink
  • Vinyl eraser
  • Ruler
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Fabric placemat
  • Utility knife (optional) 

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Using a ruler and a disappearing-ink pen, draw guidelines for your game board on a fabric place mat. 

  2. Step 2

    Dip a vinyl eraser into fabric paint, then stamp the design along guidelines. You may have to use a utility knife to cut the eraser to an appropriate shape; for thinner lines, use the side of the eraser.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, August 2010