Make this super easy DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Board using a wood slice and stones. Fun DIY gift idea for kids of all ages!
DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Game For Summer!
Summer is here and it seems I am always searching for activities and fun things for the kids to do. And invariably, no matter how old my kids get, they never tire of playing the age-old favorite game of tic-tac-toe!
So, this year, I decided to make one for them that they can take in the backyard and play while we roast s’mores or sit by the fire. And I think these would make for a fun and much-loved hostess gift the next time you are invited for dinner.
How To Make A Tic-Tac-Toe Game out of wood
Making this DIY tic tac toe game is so easy. You will need a few supplies and just 10 minutes of time!
DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Board supplies
- Wood slice or other piece of smooth wood
- Paint pens or permanent marker
- 12 Smooth stones of similar size
- Muslin bag to store game pieces
I found this birch wood slice at the craft store. It is about 8″ in diameter. I also found some white quartz stones in the floral department. But, you could just as easily forage in the backyard for some stones.
Using a paint pen (or permanent marker), make the design for the tic-tac-toe board game. Make sure you design each square large enough for your biggest sized stone. Feel free to make a fun design or get elaborate with the design. I chose to draw inspiration from bow and arrows for mine.
Next, let’s mark the stones for the DIY tic-tac-toe board. Choose stones of similar size and draw an X on 6 stones. Repeat this step and paint an O on the remaining 6 stones.
After the ink has dried, place the stones in the muslin or cotton bag. And that’s it! A fun and easy DIY that entertains the kids and makes for a great gift as well!
How Many Pieces Do You Need For Tic Tac Toe?
For traditional tic-tac-toe game you need 10 game pieces, with 5 x’s and 5 o’s. But, I like to add a few extras of both the x’s and o’s in case some pieces go missing. For this DIY tic-tac-toe board, I made 6 of each playing piece. So, 12 stones in total were used to make this project.
Have fun this summer and enjoy this easy and simple Summer DIY idea.
Seasonal Simplicity DIY & Craft Ideas
This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Summer Seasonal Simplicity Series: DIY/Craft Project Hop. Be sure to check out all of the creative summer DIY ideas by visiting the links under the images below.
DIY Crate Succulent Planter at The Happy Housie
Poppy and Fern Front Door Planters at Inspiration for Moms
DIY Beaded Garland at She Gave it a Go
DIY Tic Tac Toe Board Game at Modern Glam
Summer Decoupage Concrete Coasters at Tatertots and Jello
Popsicle Stick Picnic Tables at Clean & Scentsible
Summer Basket Wreath from a $3 Thrift Store Find at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
DIY Custom Hoodies for Summer Fun at Rambling Renovators
DIY Pedestal Bowl at Paint Me Pink
Dollar Store Hacks at Hallstrom Home
DIY Velvet Mushroom Cap at Life is a Party
Free 4th of July Printable at My Sweet Savannah
DIY No Sew Outdoor Tablecloth or Picnic Blanket at A Pretty Life
DIY Egg Shell Art at Dans le Lakehouse
And here are some more Summer Craft Ideas from the MG archives: