Make this easy Tic Tac Toe Game using your Cricut Maker in about an hour! This game is perfect for indoors or outdoors and hours of fun!
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Hey friends! Today I’m excited to share this fun DIY Tic Tac Toe Game with you all! With summer in the near future, I am determined to have a lot of activities and games for my kiddos. I don’t want the summer filled with me fighting with them over technology time! So, for my first new game, I created a fun Tic Tac Toe Game that they can play indoors or outdoors!
I am going to break up the tutorial into 2 parts – the Tic Tac Toe Board and then the Fabric Bean Bags and Tote!
TIC TAC TOE BOARD
- CRICUT MAKER
- STANDARD MAT
- CLEAR SERVING TRAY
- TRUE BRUSHED PREMIUM PERMANENT VINYL (or whatever kind you want)
- TRANSFER TAPE
- WEEDING TOOL SET
- SELF HEALING MAT (Optional)
- TRUE CONTROL KNIFE (Optional)
- CUTTING RULER (optional)
- EVERYDAY IRON ON — Black
- 2 DIFFERENT FABRICS – I love Cricut Sampler Packs!
- BEANS or RICE
- SEWING MACHINE
- BLACK COTTON DRAWSTRING BAGS
- TIC TAC TOE DESIGN SPACE FILE
Start by opening the Tic Tac Toe Design Space File!
At this time you can make any changes that you need to. Confirm the sizing of your board and bean bags etc. Once all changes have been made, hit ‘MAKE IT’ in the top right hand corner.
It will then load the mat previews. Click through each mat, confirming they all look good. You will want to Mirror any mats that will be cutting Iron On. So, for this project, you’ll want to mirror the Tic Tac Toe Mat. You will technically be cutting the X & O Mat out of Iron On too, but since they’re the same mirrored, you don’t need to worry about that mat!
Once all mats are ready to go, hit ‘CONTINUE’ in the bottom right hand corner.
Select your machine from the drop down menu and then select the material of your first mat. Remember, for each mat you need to make sure that you have the right blade loaded in your machine and then the right material loaded onto the right mat. Your mats may load in a different order, but here’s how mine loaded:
- Mat 1: Rotary Blade | Fabric on the Pink Fabric Mat
- Mat 2: Same
- Mat 3: Fine Point Blade | Iron On on the Green Standard Mat
- Mat 4: Same
- Mat 5: Fine Point Blade | Premium Vinyl on the Green Standard Mat
- Mat 6: Rotary Blade | Fabric on the Pink Fabric Mat
- Mat 7: Same
After everything is cut, it’s time to weed and prep your designs.
DIY TIC TAC TOE GAME
Did you know that besides an amazing cutting machine, Cricut has an array of crafting hand tools? I swear to you, they make the craft/design process so much easier! You can read about all my favorite Cricut Accessories HERE! But, throughout my tutorial today, you’ll see them all make appearances!
For the Tic Tac Toe Board, you’ll just be using the one vinyl design. After you weed it, you’ll need to apply transfer tape. It’s so much easier to work with transfer tape, when it’s cut to size. I always use my Self Healing Mat during the weeding and prepping stages. That way my tabletop is always protected. I also use my Cutting Ruler and TrueControl Knife. The Cutting Ruler has a grip on the bottom of it, so it doesn’t shift or move when you’re cutting!
Use the XL Scraper to make sure the vinyl is applied to the tray good and that all the bubbles are pushed out!
And then you’re done with that part of the project!
TIC TAC TOE BEAN BAGS
Now, let’s make the Tic Tac Toe X’s and O’s Bean Bags!
Start by using the Rotary Cutter to cut your fabric to fit your 12×12 or 12×24 mat. Cricut’s Rotary Cutter is a great tool if you work with fabric very much!
Make sure when you’re cutting your fabric on the Cricut Maker, you use the pink fabric mat, change your blade in the machine to the rotary blade and change your material to Cotton (or whatever fabric you’re using).
After all the squares are cut, I like to use my 6″x7″ EasyPress 2 to iron them flat.
Weed your X’s and O’s that were cut out of Iron On. Place one X or O in the center of a square piece of fabric.
At this time, reference the EasyPress Interactive Quick Reference Guide to find how the recommended temperature and time. At this time, Cricut is recommending setting the heat to 315 degree’s and applying heat for 30 seconds.
After you’re done applying all the X’s and O’s it’s time to sew them together.
Put one square that has a X or O on it with a plain square of fabric! Put their wrong sides together and sew up 3 of the sides. I used ⅛″ seam. If the bags were a bit bigger, I would have done a ¼″ seam.
Then fill all the bags ½ full of beans or rice!
Next, fold in the top and sew it shut. I just did a straight stitch across.
The last thing I did is add a little Iron On to a drawstring bag I had on hand. This will store both the board and bags. But, honestly the last few weeks it doesn’t really get put away like I thought. Next time, I’d just make a smaller drawstring bag to hold the X and O bags!
HOW TO PLAY TIC TACO TOE
Tic Tac Toe is a 2 person game. The purpose of Tic Tac Toe is to get three in a row. One player is X and one player is O. Players take turns placing X’s and O’s on the game board until either opponent has three in a row or all nine squares are filled.
That’s it! I hope you guys have fun playing your own Tic Tac Toe Game!!
Looking for other fun Cricut projects?
If you’re new to Cricut products, I highly suggest you checkout the below educational posts! They’ll be a huge help when learning to use the different Cricut tools, consumables and accessories!
EDUCATIONAL CRICUT POSTS
- What Cricut Accessories Should I Buy?
- Everything You Need to Know about the EasyPress 2
- Cricut EasyPress 2 Questions ANSWERED
- Tips for Using Iron On Vinyl
- Everything You Need to Know about the Cricut Rotary Blade
- Cricut Knife Blade 101
- How to Apply Iron On Designs
- How to Use Cricut Patterned Iron On
- All about the Cricut Maker
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