This DIY Travel Tic Tac Toe post is sponsored by Oriental Trading. All thoughts and opinions belong to Drugstore Divas.
I love games that don’t buzz or beep, and I try really hard to make sure to not buy electronic toys for our nephews and our friends’ kids. I would rather give them something where they need to use their brains and imagination. That’s how I feel about road trips too. When kids are in the car, so many parents want to just turn on DVD players. And sure, that probably works, but I remember my mom always making games for us to take on trips. So, from that inspiration, I created a DIY Travel Tic Tac Toe game. It was actually pretty quick to make and I love it. Pete and I have taken it on trips and actually played it in the hotel instead of just watching television.
DIY Travel Tic Tac Toe
What You’ll Need:
- Unfinished wooden coaster
- 10 3/4-inch clear flat gems
- Black paint
- Paint brush
- 2 rolls of Washi tape
- Plastic bag
- Glue gun and sticks
What You’ll Do:
Cut a piece of felt the size of the unfinished wood coaster and use the glue gun to glue it to the back of the coaster. This will create a little friction if you’re using this in the car. That way, you can still drive, but this won’t slide off your lap.
Stick a piece of Washi tape on the back of a glass bead. Cut it to fit the size of the bead.
Make five of one pattern and five of the other.
Paint the board (with a pound sign or hashtag, depending on how old you are). Let it dry completely.
Put all the pieces into a plastic bag and close the bag so it’s ready for your next trip.
I made this red, white, and blue because it’s close to July 4th and I had a bunch of supplies from Oriental Trading’s patriotic page. You can find a ton of July 4th party and craft supplies there as well.
If you don’t want to make an Americana version of this using patriotic Washi tape, you can actually pick up any Washi tape, as long as you choose two that are different enough to act as X’s and O’s.