March is National Craft month and you can celebrate by making this magnetic tic-tac-toe game. It’s a fun craft for the whole family!
Watch and follow along as Bowdabra creator Sandy Sandler shows you how to quickly make this charming little magnetic tic-tac-toe game. What a great craft for kids and adults alike.
8.5″ x 5.5″ Black Glitter Felt
8.5″ x 5.5″ Cardboard
(4) 2.5″ x 2″ Blue Stripe Ribbon
(5) 3″ x 1 1/2″ Gold Stripe Ribbon
(2) 1/4″ x 8.5″ Metallic Silver Tape
(2) 1/4″ x 5.5″ Metallic Silver Tape
(3) 1″ x 4″ Magnetic Strips
(9) Round Magnets
Magnetic tic-tac-toe game
Today, we’re going to make this adorable little tic-tac-toe board that’s magnetic so you can stick it on your refrigerator. I’m going to put that aside. And I’ve already taken my cardboard, and I’ve cut my piece of felt that’s going to be on top. And that’s going to be my game board.
So, what I’m going to do first is take my magnets. Then, I’m going to put my first one there, and I’m going to take my next one, and I’ll take the third one and just put that right here. So, I’m just going to put some glue across here. I’m going to take my felt and I’m just going to make sure it’s lined up, so it covers the cardboard, and I’m just going to push it down. Now I’m going to take this metallic tape, and I’ve already cheated and made a mark up the sides so that I know where to put my tape.
So, I’m going to just take a piece of this and I’m going to just cut this off there. And I’m going to do the same thing to make all of the lines. I’m going to take my other board, which is finished, and I’ll just put that aside.
Make the tic-tac-toe pieces
Now we’re going to make the cute little tic-tac-toe pieces. So, I’m going to start with my Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold it in half. Then I tuck it underneath the Bowdabra, just like we make all our other bows. And I’m using silver, because we’re going to make the silver piece. So I’m just going to do a little scrunchy bow. This is is just a scrap, and it doesn’t matter that it’s dovetailed or not, because I’m going to cut it. You’ll see in a minute. Next, I’m going to put this piece of scrunch ribbon in here.
Now, I’m just going to take my wand, scrunch everything down. And then I’m going to take the two ends, pull them through my slipknot, pull it out of the Bowdabra, separate the ends, bring it around to the back. (Tie, double knot, and clip the ends)
Continue making pieces
I’m going to just kind of scrunch it out, so you see all the pretty ribbon, but I want it a little bit smaller. So, I’m just going to cut an imaginary little circle here. So I’m just going to cut it around in a circle. And then I’m going to take my magnet and I’m going to grab a glue dot, and attach it on the magnet. And then put this on the back of my game piece. I’m going to put this game piece aside.
Next, I’m going to take my gold Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold it in half, lay that down into the Bowdabra and tuck it underneath. And I’m going to take my scrunchie ribbon. And this time I’m making gold and red. So, I’m going to use this ribbon. And again, I’m just going to scrunch it down into my Mini Bowdabra. And this one, I’m just going to scrunch down into my Mini Bowdabra. It’s really simple and such a fun game to have in your house that people can just play.
Finishing your magnetic tic-tac-toe game
Finally, I’ll pull this through my slipknot, pull it tight while it’s still in the Mini, separate the ends, and bring it around to the back. (Tie, double knot, and clip the ends)
To finish I’m going to just kind of shape it all out. And I’m going to do the same thing. I’m just going to kind of cut in a little circle. I’m just going to kind of shape it a little bit more. Then I’m going to take my other magnet and I’m going to take another glue dot. And I’m going to put this on the wrong side of my little game piece. And now, you have a really great little tic-tac-toe board.
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If you enjoyed this tutorial how to make the magnetic tic-tac-toe game you will like this cute little bouncy ball with streamers too!