It's the season of love! I'm excited to give you a quick tutorial for an inexpensive and simple Valentine DIY Tic Tac Toe Bag! Make this fun Valentine's craft with OR for your kiddos!
Valentine tic tac toe bags are simple diy crafts made with a burlap or muslin bag. The game board is created by painting or drawing the board on the outside of the bag and designing the tic tac toe pieces out of tiny wood chips, buttons, glass pebbles, or rocks. It is a simple craft for kids and adults.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and these DIY Tic Tac Toe bags are perfect for children to share with their special Valentine's at school! They can be made in neutral or any fun different colors of your choosing!
A fun treat to share with a classroom valentine on Valentines Day doesn't have to be food;-) These cute 'busy bags' can be a fun game later or even be used as a travel game after the holiday!
But feel free to throw in a few Hershey's Kisses to make them extra sweet!
If you are a little crafty, you might just have all of the items in your craft space already! The Dollar Tree also likely has the supplies...but when in doubt, there is always Amazon.
If you are looking for even more Valentine DIYs, I share more than 165+ Valentine Crafts and DIYs that you will love!
Materials for Simple Valentine DIY Tic Tac Toe Bag:
- Muslin bags or burlap bag
- Paint, pens, or markers to make X, O, and tic tac toe grid/board
- Wood chips, small stones, or similar for tic tac toe pieces
- If using paint, you'll need a small craft paint brush
- Stencils for writing special words or sayings (optional)
How to make your Simple Valentine DIY Tic Tac Toe Bag:
Crafts don't get much easier. This cute little DIY bag took me about 15 minutes from start to finish. Fast, easy, and pretty are my favorite projects.
Pencil the Tic Tac Toe grid on the bag
I did a little bit of measuring, but just "eye-balling" the bag would work fine! I used a pencil and ruler to draw straight lines for the tic tac toe grid.
Be aware of the positioning of your grid as you do not want it too high/ close to the top of the bag if its a drawstring. It will just look better when closed!
Very little pressure was used with the pencil. Just enough to let me know where to paint.
If you decide to use a fine tip marker instead of paint, you can skip past the paint step that is next!
Another alternative to paint or permanent marker is using a cricut machine or silhouette. A tic tac toe svg could be printed out and applied to the bag with transfer tape and an easy press (or iron).
Paint the Grid for the Tic Tac Toe Board
Since I was painting the grid, I put some paper towels inside the bag so the paint would not bleed through.
If using paint, be sure to off-load your brush onto a paper towel prior to painting the grid. Chalk paint and acrylic paint were the types of paint I used.
BUT, nearly any kind of paint would work fine for this if you have paint in Valentine colors you like!
Traditional red and pink are great paint color choices. Black or white paint compliment these colors well and are possibly paint colors you have in your craft supplies
Paint the X's and O's on the Tic Tac Toe Pieces
I used black chalk paint for the X's and red acrylic craft paint for the O's. Once again, these are supplies I had. If you do not have paint, the tic tac toe pieces would look great with permanent marker!
If you do not have wood chips/slices, small stones would work really well. Be creative! Use items you have on hand in your home or outdoors.
Other ideas for tic tac toe pieces: flat glass pebbles, buttons, pieces of felt or other heavy fabric. You get the idea! Find items you already have and use them.
Stencil a Saying/Phrase on Your Valentine Bag
Your Valentine bag can be personalized to say whatever you'd like! I had a stencil I used on terracotta pots this past year, so I used that to write "Love".
Other phrase ideas might be "Be Mine", "XOXO", or simply "Happy Valentine's Day". It's yours, make it unique! You could even personalize it to say the person's name that will be the recipient of the bag.
Free hand drawing a Valentine message with a fine tip marker is another easy option if you have pretty handwriting. I didn't trust mine! It might be fun for kids to use their own handwriting for a personal touch.
If you are looking for another sweet Valentine craft for kids, my Yarn Heart Card is fun for kids of all ages!
Store the Game Pieces in the Bag
It's a good idea to create a couple of extra X's and O's in case one gets misplaced. So plan on creating 6-7 each to be safe.
After all of the paint has dried, throw the game pieces in the bag and it's ready to be gifted to someone!
If you have a little more time for Valentine crafts, the DIY Yarn Heart Garland is pretty for every home!
Alternative: Use a Cricut or Silhouette
If you happen to have a cutting machine (cricut maker or silhouette), you could make a tic tac toe board in minutes using any free svg file for Valentines you'd like! It would also be pretty simple to draw out a tic tac toe grid and cut the vinyl to iron onto your bag.
You could also use a pretty font to personalize a sweet saying or someone's name for the bag.
Everyone loves homemade Valentines from the heart!
Valentine tic tac toe bags are simple diy crafts made with a burlap or muslin bag. The game board is created by painting or drawing the board on the outside of the bag and designing the tic tac toe pieces out of tiny wood chips, buttons, glass pebbles, or rocks.
You can make a tic tac toe board in minutes with a Cricut or Silhouette using a free tic tac toe svg file or design your own tic tac toe grid.
MORE FUN CRAFTS:
- Muslin bags or burlap bag
- Acrylic paint
- Wood chips or small stones for tic tac toe pieces
- Stencils for writing sayings (optional)
- Small craft paint brush
- Measure and pencil in the tic tac toe grid directly onto the muslin bag. The grid should be large enough to accomodate the size of game pieces you have.
- Paint the grid for the tic tac toe board. Insert paper towels inside bag to avoid bleed through of paint. Also, off-load brush slightly to ensure there is not too much paint on brush.
- Paint the X's and O's on the tic tac toe pieces. Use colors of paint with nice contrast to game pieces. Use different colors of paint for the X's and O's.
- Stencil a fun Valentine saying onto the bag. Or paint free-hand if you prefer. Note a saying on the bag is optional, but ideas are "Love", "Be Mine", "Happy Valentine's Day" or even the child's name.
- Store the game pieces inside the bag.
A simple Valentine tic tac toe bag for kids OR adults that can be made in minutes.