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Last Updated on October 15, 2018 by Diane Hoffmaster
Many years ago, I was in charge of the environmental club at my kid's elementary school. When Earth Day rolled around, we wanted to give each of them a small token to celebrate a day we all worked so hard to support. But, of course, we had no budget for gifts and didn't want to get useless plastic stuff that would totally go against the 'green and eco friendly' message we were trying to spread. We finally found a seed company to donate packages of seeds to us but boy do I wish I had come across this DIY tic tac toe game board back then!
This homemade tic tac toe game takes only minutes to make. The pieces themselves tuck easily inside the cloth bag for traveling. Keep it in your car or purse for those times your kids have to wait patiently.
How to Make Your Own Tic Tac Toe Game
This diy tic tac toe game board keeps your game pieces securely stowed away so they don't get lost. One tiny little muslin tea bag, a black paint marker, and a few colored glass stones or marbles are all you need to create a tic tac toe game that can go anywhere with you. Handy to keep in the car or at grandma's house for some easy entertainment.
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Ever have to come up with a gift for lots of kids on a really strict budget? Holiday party at school, maybe? Or a child's birthday party at your home and you need 'goody bag stuffers' that don't cost a fortune? Making this DIY tic tac toe game board takes only seconds and you can customize it for your child in many ways.
Paint the stones their favorite color or draw hearts on the stones for Valentine's Day. There are many variations you can make, depending on how creative you are.
If you use a slightly larger bag, you can use milk jug lids or bottle caps as your tic tac toe markers. You can also cut a wine cork into small circles and use those. The great thing about this DIY tic tac toe game board is that if it gets lost you are only out a few pennies!
DIY Tic Tac Toe Game Board
- Cotton Muslin Bags (3.25x5 Inch Double Drawstring 25 Count Pack)
- small piece of cardboard
- Glass gems, assorted colors. You can also use rocks, bottle caps, etc.
- paint markers for Xs and Os or coloring stones
- Slide a piece of cardboard inside the muslin bag to prevent paint from getting on back side of bag
- Draw tic tac toe grid on bag and let dry
- paint Xs and Os or pictures, etc on your game pieces and let dry
- Store game pieces in the bag with the drawstring drawn tight.
- For directions on how to play tic tac toe go over to WikiHow!
You can make your own tic tac toe game out of so many things around your home! Upcycle bottle caps or go out on a nature walk and collect acorns. Then, just make your DIY tic tac toe grid and start playing!
Do you enjoy playing tic tac toe with your kids?
(NOTE: This post has been updated from previous publish date)
Love this idea? Try making this easy tic tac toe game board from an Altoid tin!
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.