DIY Tic Tac Toe Game

This post was sponsored by P-touch Embellish ELITE.

We are a gaming family through and through…we love it all from board games to video games to card games to the classics like chess, checkers and tic-tac-toe. We love solo play and some healthy competition, so we definitely have a game closet that’s filled to the brim.

diy homemade tic tac toe game

Tic-tac-toe is a classic that you can play with your little, little kids, and it’s even fun to watch the older kids play it with the younger. We teamed up with P-touch Embellish ELITE to craft a simple, portable version of this classic game. What’s the best part of crafting your own rendition of tic-tac-toe? You don’t need to marry yourself to the classic Xs and Os…explore the hundreds of symbols that the P-touch Embellish ELITE offers. It’s so fun to let the kids choose their own symbol pairings!

Here are some fun pairing ideas:

  • Mouse and Cheese
  • Sun and Moon
  • Soccer ball and Sneaker
  • Music note and Guitar
  • Shirt and Pants
  • Airplane and train
  • Strawberry and Apple

We made our game board on a fabric bag so we could take it on the go, but you can apply the 1-inch wide tape or ribbon to any surface you have.

What you need:



1. Print out Xs and Os on the 1-inch wide P-touch Embellish tape. Print your font as large as possible; this font was printed at 48pt. You’ll need twenty-four Os and thirty Xs (X always goes first in the game!). Trim off the necessary excess to make them fit on the 1-inch block, and adhere the printed tape to the blocks on all six sides. (Remember…if you don’t want to do the classic X and O game pieces, you can choose from the hundreds of symbols that the P-touch Embellish ELITE offers!)


2. Print out four 8-inch pieces of ribbon using the pattern of your choice.


3. Adhere a dash of fabric tape to the ends of each and fold them over to prevent fraying.

4. Adhere a long strip of fabric tape up the entire length of each ribbon, and then adhere them to the bag in the typical “#” shape. Put your playing cubes in the bag for a cute, mobile tic-tac-toe game!

homemade tic tac toe game

March 20, 2020| Activities, ad, Early Elementary, Everyday Crafts, Older Elementary