Yes, I know noughts and crosses can be played with just a pencil and paper, but it is still fun to make up a Hogwarts Noughts and Crosses busy bag. Plus EC was really happy with it, which makes it totally worthwhile. I had originally planned to just make Slytherin and Hufflepuff playing pieces but added the other two in for good measure.

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You will need:

* You’ll need 5 corks for each house you do.

hogwarts noughts and crosses

Start by painting your corks the colours of the house they represent. Red for Gryffindor, green for Slytherin, yellow for Hufflepuff, and blue for Ravenclaw.

hogwarts noughts and crosses

Once the paint has dried draw or paint the stripes and house letter.

To make the playing board use a square of fabric and using a backstitch sew the playing grid. I wanted to use a black piece of fabric, however short of cutting up one of my t-shirts white was all that I had.

EC and I love to play noughts and crosses. He is actually really good and certainly gives me a run for my money. We have recently started playing it before bedtime as a nice quiet activity.

If you enjoyed this Hogwarts noughts and crosses busy bag be sure to check out my butterfly chromatography and watercolour with salt painting.

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Hogwart Houses Noughts and Crosses / tic-tac-toe diy crafts

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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