A few months ago, List 25 featured 25 things you can do with a pizza box. Some of the ideas were creative, some were funny, and some were artistic. However, as a mom of young kids, the Pizza Box Tic-Tac-Toe caught my eye. I’m not sure how List 25 works, because I couldn’t find links or sources for any of the photos. I did see several of them floating around Pinterest, but the link for the tic-tac-toe game is no good. So I guess I’m the ultimate source and authority on all things pizza box and tic-tac-toe now. 🙂
Start with an empty pizza box. Since I didn’t want to try to store a giant box somewhere, I asked for a personal pizza box at Pizza Hut. (I very unwisely went to Target at lunchtime with two kids and failed to feed them first, so we shared a personal pizza and then I didn’t feel bad about asking for a clean one.)
I used a bottle cap to trace circles in red felt and cut out a rough template of an “X” and traced it in yellow felt. Then I lined the bottom of the pizza box with a piece of white adhesive felt. The best thing about this little project was the fact that I didn’t have to deal with glue of any kind!
I cut four strips of brown felt for the lines and a total of five X’s and five O’s. I stuck an extra piece of white felt up on the box lid for storing the unused pieces. There you have it! Total cost: FREE because I had the felt already and the box was a freebie. Total time: about 10 minutes. I plan on using it for school with Henry as a review game. The best part? It fits in his desk drawer. If you are looking for tic-tac-toe variations and game ideas, just search it on Pinterest. There are about seventy gazillion. Have fun! 🙂