DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Crafts

Updated on September 5, 2018
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Deborah is a craft enthusiast. She particularly enjoys creating crafts with a special theme.

Tic-tac-toe is a very old and popular game. It is a way to pass the time and have fun. There are different ways to make a craft out of this particular game. These are three examples of tic-tac-toe DIY that are ideal to make as a gift, travel game, or fun project for kids.

This craft is a good choice to give as a gift.
This craft is a good choice to give as a gift.

Tic-Tac-Toe Bag

The tic-tac-toe bag craft is easy to make.

You will need:

  • felt sheets
  • black ink or marker.
  • needle and thread or hot glue.
  • ribbon or tie cord.
  • little rocks

This example is for a small sized game. You may adjust this craft to any size you wish and choose any color you prefer.

Step 1

Cut two square shaped pieces felt, 7 by 6 inches.

Begin with two square pieces of felt, that is the same size.
Begin with two square pieces of felt, that is the same size.

Step 2

Sew together three sides of bag, leaving top open.

Sew the edges of the felt together.
Sew the edges of the felt together.
Only sew three sides together. Be sure not to sew the top together and leave the top edges of the felt open.
Only sew three sides together. Be sure not to sew the top together and leave the top edges of the felt open.

Step 3

Sew the edge of the top of the bag over tie cord. Then turn the bag inside out.

You may use tie cord, string or yarn for the top of bag.
You may use tie cord, string or yarn for the top of bag.
Sew the top edge over the tie cord.
Sew the top edge over the tie cord.
Turn bag inside out.
Turn bag inside out.

Step 4

Paint tic-tac-toe lines onto the front of the bag and let it dry. I used ink, but a marker will work just fine.

Paint or draw Tic Tac Toe lines on the front of bag.
Paint or draw Tic Tac Toe lines on the front of bag.

Step 5

Paint little rocks, with Xs and Os on them. You may collect and clean rocks. River rocks work great for this project. They sell smooth stones at craft stores and the Dollar Tree. I chose small sizes so not to make the bag too heavy.

Paint Xs and Os on little stones.
Paint Xs and Os on little stones.
The stones can be kept inside the bag. You may tighten and tie bag closed.
The stones can be kept inside the bag. You may tighten and tie bag closed.

This is a perfect little tic-tac-toe bag!

This felt craft is easy to make!
This felt craft is easy to make!

Tic-Tac-Toe Felt

This is a simple tic-tac-toe craft!

You will need:

  • A felt sheet.
  • Foam felt
  • Hot glue
  • Tie cord or ribbon.
  • Paint
  • Lollipop sticks

You will need one felt sheet, any color you wish.
You will need one felt sheet, any color you wish.

You need a felt sheet the color of your choice. I bought one that was 9 by 12 inches.

I used Jumbo lollipop sticks, but any size will work.
I used Jumbo lollipop sticks, but any size will work.

Paint 4 lollipop sticks.

You will need craft foam to cut out squares for the Xs and Os.
You will need craft foam to cut out squares for the Xs and Os.

Cut squares out of foam sheets. They can be cut largely to fit in within lollipop sticks. These ones are about 2 inches by 2 inches.

Hot glue tie cord or string on one side, on the edge of the felt.
Hot glue tie cord or string on one side, on the edge of the felt.

Hot glue tie cord to the edge to the felt. This makes it possible to tie closed. You may use ribbon or string.

Hot glue a little strip of felt, and a small square of felt onto the felt sheet. Then the lollipop sticks and squares can be kept inside.
Hot glue a little strip of felt, and a small square of felt onto the felt sheet. Then the lollipop sticks and squares can be kept inside.

Hot glue a little piece of felt on the inside of felt sheet to fit lollipop sticks into, and a small square of felt, so Xs and Os can be kept inside of it.

You may tie into a role between games.
You may tie into a role between games.

You may role and tie the felt together now!

The size of this craft makes it an excellent family game.
The size of this craft makes it an excellent family game.

This is a fun Tic Tac Toe craft to keep in a game room or on a coffee table.

Tic-Tac-Toe Magnet Tin

This is a very fun one! This tiny tic-tac-toe game can be carried around anywhere.

You will need:

  • Mint tin, an empty one can be used to make this craft.
  • Foam sheet
  • Magnet strips
  • Hot glue
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint or marker.

Step 1

Stick magnet strips onto the inside of the lid of the tin.

One of those little mint tins is perfect for this craft.
One of those little mint tins is perfect for this craft.
Stick magnet strips onto the inside of the lid. Strips should be stuck down the middle, be sure that tin is still able to close.
Stick magnet strips onto the inside of the lid. Strips should be stuck down the middle, be sure that tin is still able to close.

Step 2

Cut a small piece of foam sheet to fit on the inside of the lid. Mod Podge foam sheet on top of the magnet sheets. Let Dry!

Mod Podge a craft foam over magnet, on the inside of lid.
Mod Podge a craft foam over magnet, on the inside of lid.

Step 3

Paint or draw tic tac toe lines on the foam sheet.

Paint or draw Tic Tac Toe lines on the foam.
Paint or draw Tic Tac Toe lines on the foam.

Step 4

Cut magnet strips into tiny little squares, and cut foam sheet into tiny little squares. Hot glue foam squares onto the magnet squares.

Cut tiny squares out of magnet strips and craft foam.
Cut tiny squares out of magnet strips and craft foam.
Glue foam squares on the magnet squares.
Glue foam squares on the magnet squares.

Step 5

Paint or Draw Xs and Os on the little squares. Let dry! The little tic tac toe squares can be kept inside, and they will stick onto to the inside while playing a game because of the magnetic element.

Paint little Xs and Os onto the squares.
Paint little Xs and Os onto the squares.

Step 6

This step is optional! Glue a piece of foam on to the top of mint tin. Paint or draw Tic Tac Toe lines on the top of tin. I painted it splash style, to add a little color!

Glue a Piece of craft foam, that fits on to the top of lid. Paint Tic Tac Toe lines.
Glue a Piece of craft foam, that fits on to the top of lid. Paint Tic Tac Toe lines.

That’s it! Now you can keep this little Tic Tac Toe game, and carry it anywhere.

The little squares can be kept inside tin. The squares will stay on the lines during a game, because of the magnets.
The little squares can be kept inside tin. The squares will stay on the lines during a game, because of the magnets.

Enjoy this classic game with these easy crafts!

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