When we have warm weather, we like to spend family time outdoors. This easy tic tac toe bandana game is a fun grab and go yard game for all ages!
Supplies needed to make your own easy tic tac toe game:
- Cotton Bandanas (19 total Bandanas)
- Beanbag Fill Pellets (2)
- Darice Baker’s Twine
- 10 Old (clean!) Socks
- A Sewing Machine
Or, if you don’t want to sew:
Arrange nine bandanas into a square. Decide where you want your different colors.
Begin sewing (or adhering) your bandanas together row by row.
I found it easiest to hold the bandanas in place to sew them together rather than pinning them. Keep the fabric taut as you sew it so the squares will line up.
Sew three rows together. There is no wrong way to do this. I just slightly overlapped the bandana seams.
When the rows are stitched together, sew the rows into a square. Make sure you sew the bandanas together right side up. The backside of bandanas are a slightly lighter print.
Trim any excess threads. This will be your tic-tac-toe board.
Then make your markers. You will need two colors to represent two teams. I chose to make mine out of black and white bandanas so they would show up well against the colorful board. You will want at least five markers per color.
Here is where the socks come in!
It’s a good way to get some additional use out of those poor, un-mated socks that come through the wash. Socks will add bulk to the markers. Bean bag pellets will weight so they can be tossed.
Put about 1/2- 1 c. of bean bag pellets into the sock.
Squish the pellets to the very bottom of the sock and tie the sock off with baker’s twine.
Fold the sock over itself to add bulk, and to create a round shape.
Lay your sock in the center of an open bandana. Lift the bandana edges up into a neat package, and tie it off with baker’s twine.
Repeat for both team colors.
Now your game is ready to hit the next yard party!
Use the markers to toss onto the tic-tac-toe squares.
Make your own rules, set your own boundaries (children up close to the board, adults further out) and create some new summer memories!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).