Hobbies: Classic Tic Tac Toe game made from craft foam

Grab some sheets of your favorite colors of craft foam and whip up a Tic Tac Toe game for this weekend.

Materials List:

• An array of craft foam

• A piece of foam core board same size as base.

• Foam glue

• Scissors

• Utility knife

• Metal ruler

• Cutting board

• Triangle for square


• Pencil

• Circle to trace for

making “O’s”


1. Start by cutting out a 10-inch square base of foam core. This helps keep the craft foam rigid. This cuts better with a metal ruler and a utility knife.

2. Cut your base craft foam with scissors to 10-inch square as well and glue it onto the foam core board.

3. Cut another piece of craft foam 10-inch square and this will be the divider for the 9, 3-inch squares.

4. Mark the grid on this piece starting from the right. Mark 3 inches then 1/2 inch for the grid line, then 3 inches then another 1/2 inch then the last 3 inches for the square. Mark the opposite side of the foam and draw four parallel lines.

5. Repeat step 4 on the last two sides of the grid foam. Cut out the 9 squares to create the grid.

6. Glue the grid to the foam base.

7. Cut out playing pieces of your choice. We used all dots but made them three layers of craft foam thick to give them some sturdiness. This also allowed us to use color as the determination of which pieces belonged to each player instead of which shape.

8. Once we had 27 dots cut out, (I traced around a spice jar lid to get my circles all the same), we then glued three together with yellow on the bottom, blue in the center and green on the top.


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