Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game
What you will make:
Make a reusable tic-tac-toe game board to play on long car rides, at a
park or on the beach. This simple-to-make game board with playing
pieces easily packs
in a backpack to play any time or place! Use your creativity and
imagination to make a tic-tac-toe game that is uniquely yours.
This craft is well-suited for family, group or classroom
craft time and takes very little preparation by the adult or teen leader.
Related craft: Tic-tac-toe is in a family of games
called games of alignment. Make and play another game of
alignment that's popular in Africa: The Game
Here's what you need:
- Cardboard (cereal box or poster board)
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- 1" circle punch
- Plastic bag for storing game
- Optional: White glue
(Elmer's, PVA), 1" foam brush, fancy paper, rubber stamps and stamp
pad, paper cutter
This project is rated VERY EASY to do.
How to Make a Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Project Preparation
Gather the materials needed for making your Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Games. If you
are doing this project with a group of young children, pre-cut the
cardboard and construction paper.
- Step 2: Cut
Cut the cardboard into a 6" square. To make a colorful game board or
to cover printing on cereal box cardboard, cut a 6" square of
construction paper. Cut four strips of construction paper, in a
contrasting color, that are ½" by 6".
Tip: Cut two squares and eight strips of
construction paper to make a double-sided game board.
- Step 3: Glue
If you cut a 6" square of construction paper, glue it to the
cardboard with white glue. Spread the glue with a foam brush to
make an even, thin coating all over the cardboard.
Glue the strips of paper to the game board to form a
- Step 4: Game Pieces
Punch 10 circles from white cardstock using a 1" circle punch.
Mark a X on 5 pieces and an O on
the other 5 pieces.
Tip: Use your creativity to make game pieces.
Use the markers to draw doggies and kitties, glue punched shapes to
the game pieces, cut images from fancy paper, or stamp your pieces
with two different stamps.
Tip: Store your finished game board and playing
pieces in a plastic bag.
That's it! Now play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe!
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