Giant DIY Tic Tac Toe Board


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Giant DIY Tic Tac Toe Board | DIY Outdoor Tic Tac Toe | Family Games | Outdoor Activity

This is Week 10 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL! Today we are welcoming Nici from Posed Perfection,  who is sharing her DIY Tic Tac Toe Board . For more summer fun, check out the overview page.

Hi there! I’m Nici from Posed Perfection and I am absolutely thrilled to be here with you today sharing this Giant Tic Tac Toss game! At Posed Perfection, I share easy-to-duplicate crafts, family friendly recipes and some tips for making do with what you have. I’d love for you to come visit sometime.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s hard for me to get my kiddos to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. As they get older and the summer wears on, sitting in the cool of the air-conditioning playing video games usually trumps playing outdoors. Making this Giant DIY Tic Tac Toss game was a fun way to get them playing an old-school game in a new setting…the backyard.

Giant DIY Tic Tac Toe Board project supplies. All you need is a large canvas drop cloth, bean bags, and duct tape.
Here’s what you need:
4 x 5 foot canvas drop cloth
 Colored Duck tape
6 bean bags (3 0f each color)*
*You could also make them, or borrow from your corn hole game.
Fold the canvas drop cloth into thirds to measure out the game board squares.

Step 1: Start by folding the canvas into thirds, either vertically or horizontally. (You could also measure and mark the cloth where you want the grid-lines to go.)

Lay a strip of duct tape at the folds of the cloth to mark out the game board spaces.

Step 2: Lay down a long strip of tape at each of the folds and press firmly into the cloth.

Tape a strip of duct tape and fold it along the edge of the canvas drop cloth to reinforces the edges of the cloth.

Step 3: Rotate the canvas and fold in thirds going the opposite direction to create the tic tac toe grid. Lay down more strips of Duck tape on the two folds.

The finished taped cloth should have nine total squares.

You should now have a grid with 9 equal spaces.

Taping around the edge of the cloth reinforces the game board and makes a nice border!

Step 4: To finish it off and secure the grid, make a border around the drop cloth canvas by pressing a strip of tape to the edge (about 1/2 the width of the tape) and folding over to the back, pressing it firmly to the fabric.

This giant tic tac toe board is perfect for a backyard party or summer afternoon outside with the kids!

Your Giant Tic Tac Toss game board is ready! Grab a couple of kiddos, some bean bags and head outside! Have each player choose a color and start the game. You can determine how far your players need to stand from the game board before tossing their bean bags into the squares. Allow each player to toss a bean bag into an empty square on alternate turns. Whoever gets 3 in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally wins the game.

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And now it is time for another fun giveaway! Today we are again giving away something EVERYONE can use–a $100 Amazon Gift Card–that you can use to make your own summer fun, or to purchase your own Tic Tac Toe board supplies! To enter, just follow the instructions in the box below:

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Nici is the writer of Posed Perfection and residenGiant DIY Tic Tac Toe Board | DIY Outdoor Tic Tac Toe | Family Games | Outdoor Activityt”do-maker”. I am a homeschooling mom of two who loves the challenge of re-purposing items, finding substitutions in recipes and just “making do” with what I have to create something special. I  love to share easy-to-duplicate crafts, family-friendly recipes, and my journey to finding joy in creating more with less.

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What outdoor game does your family enjoy?

Giant DIY Tic Tac Toe Board | DIY Outdoor Tic Tac Toe | Family Games | Outdoor Activity


  1. Jillian
    August 4 at 09:58AM

    This is such a cute idea. My kids love playing croquet with my grandmother’s old croquet set!

  2. EM
    August 4 at 10:06AM

    My family always liked bocceball.

  3. Samantha
    August 4 at 11:45AM

    Great idea for the kids this summer, I’m trying to get them outside at least a couple hours a day, we made a swing for our tree which they love. This game looks fun, I know they love playing it on paper so they would love this outside. Their favorite game outside is geocaching, we just started this summer and so far the kids really enjoy it.

  4. August 4 at 05:17PM

    This looks like so much fun! It is so incredibly hot where we live though, that we’d have to save it for fall. Our favorite outdoor “game” is biking – we try to go early morning or late afternoon. I’m looking forward to more bearable weather! 🙂

  5. August 4 at 05:34PM

    looks super fun!

  6. Hannah Sockwell
    August 4 at 06:28PM

    We like to play keep away (from the mosquitoes)…they are terrible! 🙂

  7. Carolyn
    August 4 at 10:32PM

    I love this! cute idea and inexpensive.

  8. donna
    August 4 at 10:46PM

    My kids love hide and seek and soccer.

  9. Sam T
    August 4 at 10:49PM

    We love frisbee!

  10. August 4 at 10:51PM

    Great idea! We love soccer!

  11. Charlotte
    August 4 at 10:56PM

    We love to play bocce in the summer months. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Anonymous
    August 5 at 02:00AM

    Fun idea. Our boys usually love games outside.

  13. August 5 at 02:26AM

    This is such a cool idea! We don’t play a lot of outdoor games, per se, but we love bike riding as a family!

  14. Ashlee
    August 5 at 06:49AM

    We play a lot of soccer outside.

  15. Linda romer
    August 5 at 07:59AM

    My family likes to get together and shoot some hoops.

  16. Keri
    August 5 at 08:22AM

    We love to play soccer outside! Thanks for a chance to win!

  17. August 5 at 08:56AM

    We play on the swing set, in the sand box and soccer with a homemade pvc pipe goal.

  18. Heather
    August 5 at 04:43PM

    This is adorable! My kids love to play wiffle ball with the neighborhood kids!

  19. Leslie
    August 5 at 08:21PM

    Badminton and horseshoes are our family favorite games to play together.

  20. Rhonda
    August 6 at 10:23AM


  21. Christine
    August 6 at 12:15PM

    Catch (baseball and gloves)!

  22. Adrienne
    August 6 at 03:35PM

    Ladder ball, corn hole, badminton, basketball, baseball, washer toss, volleyball and horseshoes, I think just about covers it!

  23. Brianna
    August 6 at 05:04PM


  24. Brianna
    August 6 at 05:06PM

    Crochet, Ping Pong, Soccer, Basketball.

  25. april
    August 7 at 12:01AM

    We like hopscotch and tag!

  26. Amanda
    August 7 at 11:41AM

    My son would love this! We mostly just ride bikes and play soccer – this would be something fun we can enjoy together!

  27. melissa
    August 8 at 03:11PM

    looks fun, I would love to use for my class

  28. Tanya
    August 8 at 09:41PM

    Love the tic-tac-toe game! It is going on my to-do list. My son loves playing catch and basketball with us.

  29. Rebecca
    August 9 at 01:30PM

    This is a fantastic idea 🙂 Now I’m thinking of other games that might work in a similar manner…

  30. rebecca
    August 9 at 01:32PM

    We like to play frisbee 🙂

  31. This is so fun! Love how easy it is!! Pinned!

  32. Deborah Gardner
    August 9 at 08:15PM

    We enjoy playing 18-hole Disc Golf at the local courses!

  33. Maureen
    August 9 at 09:22PM

    Our favorite outdoor game is collecting, sorting and displaying treasures!

  34. Jennifer Baker
    August 10 at 11:08PM

    We love to play anything that involves a ball! Kickball, throwing the football, shooting hoops…

  35. Jackie
    August 6 at 10:08AM

    What size bean bags did you use? I want this for adults. And how far should I have them stand from the grid?

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