This is an idea that we have had on our list for a while, but are just now getting around to bringing it to life. We love making DIY toys. Not only is it a way to save a bit of money for birthday or holiday gifts, but it is also a perfect way to customize the toys to fit exactly what your kids would like! Tic tac toe is a classic kid’s game that will never go out of style, and making a DIY tic tac toe board is a great activity for any age. Our instructions below will show you how to make the board, the bug pieces, plus a drawstring bag to carry them all together. The set is lightweight and super easy for travel entertainment!
- Iron and Ironing Board or Pad
- Rotary Ruler, Cutter and Mat
- Air & Water Soluble Fabric Marker
- Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun
- Sewing Machine
- Sewing Pins
- 1/2 yard Black Fabric
- 3/4 yard Green Fabric
- 1/4 yard each of Light Blue, Dark Blue, Light Pink and Dark Pink Fabric
- 1 1/3 yards 1/8″ Polyester Cording
- Green and Black Thread
- 1 1/8 yards Heat N’ Bond, Ultrahold Reynolds Plastic Coated Freezer Paper
- 1/4 yard of 3/4″ Black Velcro
- 1/4 yard of 3/4″ White Velcro
- White Acrylic Paint
This project certainly takes more time and effort than many of our other projects on the site, but the process is straightforward and the result is well worth it. Find the printable instructions and photo tutorials below for crafting the DIY tic tac toe board, bugs and carrying bag. When you are picking out your materials, personalize this game set with fabric in your kids’ favorite colors! We recommend printing the bug template onto cardstock rather than copy paper to make tracing the shape a bit easier. If you aren’t surprising your kids with this as a gift, you can enlist their help in choosing and cutting the fabric.
More DIYs for Kids
Browse all of our DIY toy projects for more inspiration! Our favorites are anything in our Felt Animal Stuffie collection, or our fabulous DIY play kitchen. We love getting you in on the creative process, so feel free to share a comment below with project requests and suggestions. You can also tag your project photos with #DIYDreamingWithLia so we can admire your creative successes. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for DIY inspiration in your newsfeed, or head to our membership page to become a part of our crafty community. Enjoy! ~ Lia & Team
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