It was right before we left for our last vacation of the summer that I thought of the idea for a back to school version of my tic-tac-toe cookie obsession. I think I’ve done five different themes so far…maybe six…
Even though I am in denial I will have to set an alarm and drag the kids out of bed to get ready in the morning, I must be subconsciously preparing myself. I know there are some of you that have already begun, but I’m not rushing our after Labor Day start of the new year.
To make the kids transition a bit easier too, I figured a cookie game might help shift their mindset. A little anyway. And speaking of little, here are the mini pieces I chose for my back to school tic-tac-toe set…
I decided on these five designs and worked with what cookie cutters I had. Just a note that I did trim a small part off of the square to make the notebook paper more rectangular. The pencil was made using a mini holly leaf with the sides trimmed like so:
Mini cookies can be tedious to make, but turn out so darn cute. Especially with a tiny smiley face. I can never resist the face!
Here is a brief lowdown on the tic-tac-toe cookie board, if you are so inclined to make your own. It measures around 6 inches by 6 inches square…
Not so hard, right? An “A+” for you!
We’ve only got 6 days left to enjoy the city pool before they close for the season, so I’ve kept this post short and sweet and full of photos.
Priorities, you know.
Enjoy the last of the summer, if you’re not in your desks yet, and wishing you all a stellar school year!
Your cute little smiley faces on cookies are irresistible! Adorable notebook paper? Yes, please! Beautifully done, as always! 🙂
Thanks, Miss! Happy back to school to you and your crew!
I love these! The wood grain is perfect! So fun!
Thanks, girl! 🙂
I love these so much!!!! They remind me of happy school stickers!!! Adorable! If I have time I will make some 🙂
I LOVE all the photos, and you and your cookies! I’m smitten once again, Melissa! 🙂 This is a sweet send-off for your boys:)
Thanks, Sue! Hope you’re creating something fun too!
Melissa, you’re creativity just delights me every single time! I LOVE these!
Thanks, Callye! I love that you enjoy them as much as me! 🙂
Smart adaptation of the holly leaf!! Golf clap! 🙂 So so cute, as always! Also, I didn’t realize you took a little summer break on the ol’ bloggy blog as well. I’m glad we’re both back to posting as you’re my cookie twin/inspiration/mentor/everything in b/t 😉 Big hugs! xo
It’s hard to blog (and bake) when the kids are on summer break, so I realized I have to take a little hiatus as well. I don’t like being chained to the oven when I could be sitting pool side with them anyway! 🙂 Big hugs back at ‘cha!
they are so fun! I love mini stuff so these are right up my alley!
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Hi! Where did you get those cute school themed minis?????
Just part of my mini cutter collection. I pick up fun cutters whenever I come across them! 🙂