DIY felt Tic Tac Toe

DIY – felt tic tac toe

Summer is fast approaching and schools are about to close for the year. With children spending more time indoors, it is always a challenge for parents to keep them engaged. I decided to make a Tic Tac Toe pouch (also called naughts and crosses) from felt and gift it to my daughter for her summer holidays.

This is a cute little toy for children that you can quickly and easily make with the things you have at home. This is lightweight and is in a form of a pouch (which can hold all the naughts and crosses or coins for the game) and is just perfect for road trips.

Things needed for the project

Felt – any two contrasting colours

Contrasting colour Thread




A Button

Quilling paper for making the coins

How to make

1. Take one piece of felt – cut it into 30 cms x 15 cms. Then mark 12.5 cms twice and 5 cms. As shown in the picture below and fold in the markings.

felt measurements - Tic Tac Toe

2. Take the other felt colour (yellow in my case) and cut it into thin strips ( 2 sets).  Leave the 12.5 cms on the bottom and sew the yellow lines on the 12.5 cms bit in the middle. Now this forms the base board for the project.

Felt - Yellow Strips

3. Now fold the felt into a pouch (leaving the 5 cms bit) and sew the edges (both the edges) of the big felt into a pouch. Take care that the 5 cms flap does not get sewed.

Felt Tic Tac Toe Pouch - front side

4. Turn the felt pouch and sew a button on the pouch. On the flap, make a tiny slit for the button to hold the flap.

Tic Tac Toe - backside of pouch

5. Now you can make coins / naughts or crosses for your felt board. I used 2 different sets of quilling paper and rolled them into a circle. each player gets a colour each.

Tic Tac Toe coins for the game

This is super quick and a very easy project to make for your child. This felt Tic Tac Toe pouch also serves as a great return gift for young kids.

Enjoy your summer and have fun. Do write to me about your experiences of playing / making this super cool version of Tic Tac Toe.

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