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 diy tic tac toe game board also keeps your game pieces securely stowed away so they don’t get lost. One tiny little muslin tea bag, a paint marker, and a few 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.
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
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Cotton Muslin Bags (3.25×5 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!
Love this idea? Try making this easy tic tac toe game board from an Altoid tin!