Sunday, February 14, 2016

Travel Tic Tac Toe

Original DIY Tic Tac Toe travel game board from the 1990's


I loved this DIY Tic Tac Toe traveling game so much as a child that I still have the original game that I made.  It's super easy to make for your child and even with your child that you may feel brave enough to have a large group of kiddos over to instruct.  Adult Child Group Fun!  a.k.a. birthday parties, project parties, rainy days, etc.  The best part... The game board and playing pieces are made out of felt so that when playing in the car, the pieces are not lost. So clever.

I think I was about 6 to 8 years old, so I believe it was my awesome Sunday School teacher Denise Kistner who instructed our class to make this project.  I don't want to leave out Connie Hester either...just in case it may have been her as she was another one of my awesome Sunday School teachers.  Kudos!

Make it yourself using the instructions below.


The felt pieces don't fall off when tipped over

Write the kid's name and a message of your choice


Materials Needed:

  • Felt, 4 different colors
  • Pinking Shears
  • Foam Core Board
  • Glue
  • A Permanent Marker
  • Gallon Size Zipper Bag


Instructions:

  • Measure the foam core board to 8 inches by 8 inches and cut.
  • Write a message on the back on the side you have determined to be the back of the board.
  • Measure felt color #1 and cut with the pinking shears. Approximately 8 inches by 8 inches (make sure it's large enough to cover the board!).  Once cut, glue this to the foam board.  Gluing it now will allow it to have some time to set prior to adding the next layer.
  • Measure strips from felt color #2 and cut using the pinking shears. Approximately 1/2 inch by 8 inches.  Not too thick, not too thin.  If the fabric is cut with the pinking shear points lined up then the width may go a little over a half inch, that is okay.  Make 4 of these.
  • Measure rectangles from felt color #3 and cut using the pinking shears.  Aproximately 1 inch by 1 3/4 inch.  Again this is approximate, the main point to remember is to make sure the pieces are large enough for hands to pick up easily but small enough for them to fit inside the tic tac toe boxes. Make 5 of these and perhaps one back up if you'd like.
  • Measure circles from felt color #4 and cut using the pinking shears. Approximately 1 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch.  Again this is approximate, the main point to remember is to make sure the pieces are large enough for hands to pick up easily but small enough for them to fit inside the tic tac toe boxes.  Make 5 of these and perhaps one back up if you'd like.
  • Glue the measured strips that you cut from felt color #2 to the felt covered foam board, using the lattice style method.
  • Do NOT put your foam rectangles/circles on the foam board until you know the board has completely dried.  You wouldn't want to accidentally glue pieces to the board making them permanently unplayable, would you?
  • When complete, store in a zipper bag and keep it in the family car.

With Angela O'



Make at least 5 pieces each shape

BAG IT AND STICK IT! in the car



1 comment:

  1. Wish I'd had it when mine were growing up!!!! Wonderful idea and so easy to do! Thanks for sharing! Love ya - Nannie

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