Do you remember family game nights as a kid?Â Like real old school family game nights that aren’t electronic?Â Yeah, those ones!Â Ones like DIY Tic Tac Toe.
We love family game night in our home and I wanted to make sure our kids grew up with these memories too. Playing old school games including cards, dominos, marbles, Tic-Tac-Toe and other silly classics.
There’s no doubt that the older games are pretty popular at our home, but Tic-Tac-Toe has become a family staple at our house. Our kids play it just about every everyday! No joke. In restaurants, car rides, really anywhere we may be waiting and of course at home too. There is something about it’s simplicity that just draws them in. They can’t resist it.
That’s why I couldn’t resist making our own DIY Tic Tac Toe game for home. It has been so much fun with the kiddos. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience(which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you)! Read my Full disclosure HERE.
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DIY Tic Tac Toe Game!
DIY Tic Tac Toe For Family Game Night
Supplies DIY Tic Tac toe:
1 wood log slice(picked up at Target)
white acrylic paint (black acrylic paint optional)
1 small paint bush
10 stones or rocks preferably 2 different color of 5 each (picked up at Hobby Lobby)
rhinestones(about 10-12 small)
hot glue gun or tacky glue
Pick a flat Log wood slice for your DIY TIc Tac toe board
Firstly, I took the wood log slice and decided the best way for the game lines to lay on the board.
Paint on lines with acrylic paint
I then painted on two parallel lines turned the board and added two more parallel lines that crossed over each other creating a hashtag # to make the DIY Tic Tac Toe board.
I couldn’t resist adding an XOXO with black acrylic paint. Then I let the wood log slice dry. Don’t worry is the lines are not perfect. That is perfectly ok.
let log wood slice dry completely
Select what you would like to use for game pieces
Next I needed game pieces, so I found the perfect white and dark gray stones.
Game piece thoughts to consider when selecting
- find something that is relatively flat and small enough to fit in the # hash tag lines you painted on to the wood log slice
- something light and easier to use
- 2 different colors with 5 of each in a set (one set for each player)
Decorate your game pieces if desired
Since I really love personalized items, I felt like they still needed a little something more. I decided to take one white stone and I added an O in dark gray rhinestones and then I took one dark gray stone and I added a X in white rhinestones. The rhinestones were hot glued on and gave them just a little extra personalization and bling.
Enjoy your DIY tic tac toe game on family game night
Here’s the final DIY Tic Tac Toe Game for family game nights!
My two youngest boys and nephew ages 6-10 play with this DIY Tic Tac Toe game at least a couple times per week. They love it. I keep it easily accessible on the sofa table in the family room. It’s a great way for them to enjoy time together.
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