This year I decided that my kids would make the gifts that they gave to each other... rather then letting them pick something from the dollar store as I've done in the past. Last Saturday my oldest and I had the morning and the house to ourselves so I decided to get started. I suggested that he make his 3-year-old brother a tic-tac-toe game out of felt. He (thankfully) jumped right on board. First, we decided that it needed a pocket for the pieces to go into when they weren't playing. We picked out our felt and I showed him out to hand stitch the pocket onto the back. He caught on so quickly!
Next we cut out some fusible webbing to put on the under side of this piece. This we did to fuse it to another square . . . just to give it a little more sturdiness. He loved ironing it together.
Our next step was to cut out the board. First, however, we adhered some fusible webbing to the underside. Then we were able to piece our board together.
And finally we cut out our playing pieces . . . and played a few games.
My oldest is super proud of what he made and really excited to give it to his brother on Christmas morning!