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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 Tic Tac Toe craft

Supplies for Valentine Tic Tac Toe

* 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.
Paper heart cut out
Drawing tic tac toe board on paper heart
paper heart tic tac toe game
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.
heart felt cut outs
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.
pink felt heart
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.
filling felt heart with beans
pink felt heart filled with beans
Now you’re ready to play. Find an opponent and let the games begin!

Happy Valentine’s Day!
child playing heart tic tac toe game
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Marie LeBaron

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

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

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

BlessedMommy
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BlessedMommy

What a cute idea, thanks!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

thanks for sharing

Sadie from allnaturalme.com
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Hooray!
I totally love this!

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

Salina
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Salina

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

Beta
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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: http://bimbumbeta.blogspot.com/2010/02/s-valentino-con-le-mani-in-pasta.html
Regards, Beta

Amanda
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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 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153787065510217&set=a.353593675216.349539.323548680216&type=1&stream_ref=10

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

Check it out:
http://stayinspired365.com/2014/02/06/easy-adorable-valentines-day-crafts-2-6-14/