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Valentine Craft: Tic Tac Toe Hearts

By Marie LeBaron

When you think Valentine’s Day, what comes to mind? Hearts, red & pink, and crafts, right? Well I’ve included all three of those elements into the classic game of Tic Tac Toe.

(Oh, and chocolates are included too, which I was eating as I was crafting these red & pink hearts!)
Valentine's Day Craft

Supplies for Valentine Tic Tac Toe with heart bean bags

* poster board – white, red, or pink
* black marker
* red & pink felt, 3 squares each
* dry beans – any kind or size
* sewing machine or hot glue gun

Step 1: Fold your poster board in half. Then cut a large heart out. Get it as big as you can. Then open it up and draw in your lines. You’ll need two vertical and two horizontal lines. Use a pencil to make the lines first, then trace over it with a black marker. I used the extra piece of poster board left over to make nice straight lines.
Valentine's Day Craft
Valentine's Day Craft
Valentine's Day Craft
Now you’re ready to make your heart bean bags. (You could just use heart paper or flat felt hearts, but bean bags are much more fun to play with.) You should be able to get 4 flat felt hearts out of each felt square.
Valentine's Day Craft
Then place two together and sew or hot glue around, Hot Glued Hearts tutorial. I like to use a zig zag stitch when sewing, making it pretty or you could use pinking shears for a pretty edge as well. Make sure to leave at least an inch of space to fill in with the dry beans.
Valentine's Day Craft
Now fill your bags about half way full with beans. You want to be able to close that small hole and sew or glue it together, and if there are too many beans, it will be hard to seal it shut.
Valentine's Day Craft
Valentine's Day Craft
Now you’re ready to play. Find an opponent and let the games begin!

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine's Day Craft

Find more Valentine’s Day ideas here!

Published February 5, 2009. Last updated January 28, 2017.
About the Author

Marie LeBaron

Marie is a crafty mama; you can find her at her daily site Make and Takes.


Marie is a crafty mama; you can find her at her daily site Make and Takes.

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  • Shelly

    February 5, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Oh I LOVE this idea. It is perfect for my special needs students as well. What a great way to make tic tac toe fun! Thanks for the idea! ~Shelly~

  • Sarah

    February 5, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Great idea–and I even have red and white felt leftover from the heart wand I made earlier this week!

  • angee

    February 5, 2009 at 11:16 am

    So cute!! I totally plan on making this with my kids! And the hearts can be used for so many other things!

  • BlessedMommy

    February 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    What a cute idea, thanks!

  • Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    thanks for sharing

  • Sadie from

    February 11, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    I totally love this!

  • Janna

    January 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Hi Alpha Mom — I’d love to include this craft in a roundup for Could you please email me if I can have your permission? Thanks!
    jannaoberdorf [at] gmail [com]

  • Salina

    January 29, 2010 at 11:32 am

    If you have older kids you could play this as a bean bag toss tic tac toe. Love this idea!!

  • Beta

    February 13, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Hello, I really like this job and I thought I’d share with my readers. I hope you do not mind! (If you leave me a comment and I will remove it). Thank you! Here is the link where it is entered:
    Regards, Beta

  • Amanda

    January 30, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Hi marie! This is so cute! Facebook is notorious for not notifying page owners when I tag them, so I thought I would stop by and let you know myself that I featured this on my page 🙂

  • American Greetings

    February 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Hey–we loved your craft and included it in a roundup of awesome Valentine’s Day crafts on our blog!

    Check it out: