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Valentine’s Day Tic Tac Toe Game

We love a good game of tic tac toe in our family! What’s the downside to playing Tic Tac Toe? You run out of area to make the board to add your x’s and o’s. Our favorite is when we go to a restaurant that puts down a butch block paper over the tables and it gets covered with x’s and o’s from our mad games of Tic Tac Toe. For this week’s craft we made a reusable Tic Tac Toe game with a Valentine’s Day theme and game pieces.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Foam sheet cut into the shape of a square
  • Pipe Cleaners 4
  • Valentine’s Day themed paper (2 different sheets)
  • Small pom poms
  • Hot glue gun/ glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch (we did circle shaped)

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Let’s Get Started

You’ll want to start off by making your game pieces. It’s not your traditional x’s and o’s in this game. Using the hole punch and Valentine’s Day theme paper much out ten holes of each paper to make double sided pieces. You’ll be gluing these together to make double sided pieces and gluing a pom pom to one of the sides to be able to grab the pieces and place them. *This game will also be for littles so they can grab the pieces by using the pom pom. Just make sure they don’t pull the pom pom off of the piece and put it in their mouth.*  Each player has their own Valentine’s Day paper pieces. 

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Once your pieces are done let’s make the board. The board is very easy to make. Grab your pipe cleaners and set up the board as you would draw it onto a paper. You’ll need your master eye out for this one to make sure it’s even. As you can see mine is not even, but we can still get a mad game of Tic Tac Toe going so it’s ok! 😉 You are going to glue down the pipe cleaners to the foam sheet. I love these foam sheets for craft so much because they are soft and they are easy to use.

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I can totally see a Pot of Gold theme Tic Tac Toe game card using green foam and plastic coins for the pieces. It’s not just your typical x’s and o’s again. You can teach your smaller kids about Tic Tac Toe with the gist of getting three in a row. If you want to have x’s and o’s, you can always make those with pipe cleaners if you are wanting to play the actual game. Either way it’s quality time with our kids and ultimately that is the goal.

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Hope you enjoyed this week’s #MMSCraft! If you make your very own Valentine’s Day Tic Tac Toe board share it with us on social media using the #MMSCraft hash tag! Make multiple boards and share them with your child’s class for Valentine’s Day!

Happy Crafting!


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