Raising Memories: DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Game; A Gift Kids Can Make for Kids

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Game; A Gift Kids Can Make for Kids

This year, my kids made gifts for their pen pals and some of their long-distance cousins.   I found this idea on parents.com and it made a great little project for the girls to be involved in, leading up to Christmas.   This would be a great gift any time of the year and is a good easy sewing project for kids.  We made little Tic-Tac-Toe games!

DIY Tic Tac Toe Game by www.RaisingMemories.com

Today I'm sharing a tutorial on how to make them yourself:

Here's What You'll Need:

- Felt
- Buttons
- Embroidery thread
- Needle
- Scissors
- Ruler
- Chalk or Vanishing Fabric Marker
- Ziplock Sandwich Bag

Easy Sewing Project for Kids by www.RaisingMemories.com

Here's What You'll Do:

1. Draw a 6x6" square on your felt with chalk or a vanishing fabric marker

2. Cut out the square

3. Draw your tic-tac-toe grid (start with two lines 2" apart, going one way)

4. Thread the needle with about an arm's length of thread and tie a knot at the end.

Learn to Sew by making a gift!

5. Stitch (over and under, over and under) across the first line and tie a knot on the under side of the game board.

6. Photo #6 seems to be illustrating step #3 (measuring 2" apart).. oops!

7. When you come to the end of the line, you can pull your thread back through the last stitch on the under side, to help secure it and then tie a knot and trim the thread.

Easy DIY Tic Tac Toe Game Gift

8. Complete each of your 4 lines and you've created your board!

DIY Gift that Kids can make for Kids

9. Choose 5 buttons of each of two colours and you've got your Tic-Tac-Toe game!

Step by Step Tic Tac Toe Game Tutorial

We discovered that a Ziplock sandwich bag is the perfect size to fit the game and pieces inside!  Once we had them all packaged up, we just folded the bag in half once and it fit nicely inside an envelope for mailing!

How to Sew a Simple Tic Tac Toe Game with Buttons!

Whether you want a gift your child can make for a friend or sibling, or just an easy beginner's sewing project, this is a fun one to do with your kids.  I hope you'll try it! :)

Tutorial: How to Make a Simple Tic Tac Toe Game with Buttons

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  1. My girls thought this was so cool!! Such a great idea!

    1. I'm glad they liked it! :) I was so happy to find something they could make for them, but wouldn't be too difficult to mail to them... and it was good learning/practice too- bonus! ;)

  2. This is so neat, and perfect for today! Just realized how cold it is and cancelled our outing.....indoors all day for us! Tic Tac Toe is a recently new discovery for my little girl. She loves it! Thanks for sharing this DIY'er!

    1. That's great, I'm glad you think you can use it! :) I know, it is ridiculously cold here today!!

  3. I seen this on Twitter and thought that it looked like a great gift. My son loves Tic Tac Toe and I know he would love to receive this as a gift.

  4. How cute is this. I love that it's simple enough the kids can do it and take pride in their gift.

  5. Such a cute idea. I miss having little ones for fun crafts!

  6. What a clever idea! I especially love that it all fits in a sandwich bag. How perfect!

  7. What a great gift idea!! I love how easy yet meaningful it is!! My boys will love it!

  8. What a cute project to do with the kiddos. And, it would keep them entertained on long car rides. Great!

  9. I love handmade gifts that kids can make, and this one is brilliantly simple.Great idea!

  10. My kids play this game a lot, so I think it would be great for them to be able to make it and share it with others. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Heather I love this simple but so cool project for the kids to make and play, thanks for sharing @ Mum-bo Monday, I cannot wait to see what you have to share with us this week!

  12. This is such an adorable gift and so simple for children to make, I love it! Thanks for linking up at Mum-bo Monday. I have selected this post as my pick of the party and it will be featured this week. Thanks again. #mumbomonday

  13. These are perfect for kids to make and give. They would be perfect for Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts. I'm pinning this for later. Found it on Mum-bo Monday.

  14. What a fantastic idea!!! We have a P.A. Day this Friday I'm going to try it!!!

  15. We had a snow day yesterday- remembered reading about this project. The kids loved it!!! My Daughter is 5 and my Son 7- both had fun with this craft. It meant a lot to them to do something independently. It was the first time they got to use a needle and thread. Thanks for the idea to make a memory for my kids.

    1. That's so nice to hear! Thanks for sharing that John!

  16. I am actually thinking of using some of them while teaching my own kids.

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  17. This looks fun! I think my daughter would love to try this!

  18. This is such a sweet craft - I'm loving this idea :)

  19. Debbie White BeattieNovember 20, 2017 at 11:49 PM

    I don't know how you keep coming up with so many creative craft ideas but this is another great one because first they make it and then they get to play with it

  20. This is really nice and simple. I know my kids could make it.

  21. My granddaughter made one for each cousin. Thank you for sharing.

    1. That's awesome, thanks for letting me know, Cheryl! It's nice to know you could use it! :)

  22. What a neat idea and I'm sure kids would enjoy making them too. The pride in their accomplishment will be seen on their faces when they have finished. :-)


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