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Tic Tac Toe Towel

Welcome back to the May Arts blog.  Today’s project is super simple and a fun way for the kids to entertain themselves at the beach, a picnic or even inside on a rainy day.

Here’s what you need to make this fun and easy game towel:

  • Bath sheet or beach towel (I found these fun color banded towels at a clearance store for $3.99!)
  • 4 24 inch pieces May Arts Ribbon (approx. 3 yards – ½” – 5/8”)


  1.  Cut 4 – 24” pieces of May Arts Ribbon.  Lay the ribbons in a grid pattern creating 8 inch squares. 

  1. Pin and sew close to the edges of the ribbon.

  1.  Send the kids out to find some seashells and smooth rocks or have fun finding some big colorful buttons, then let the games begin!  When the games are finished, just shake out the towel and fold it up for the next time.  The cotton ribbon washes beautifully too!

Blog post by: Charlene Driggs


  1. janet

    What a wonderful idea!

  2. jen shears

    Have I mentioned that you are a genius? Um, yeah.

  3. Sharon Gullikson

    What a great idea. I'm going to have to make one for the park.

  4. Sue D

    Very clever idea!

  5. Mary Beth

    Perfect gift for a fFlorida kid at Christmastime. Love this idea!

  6. Renee VanEpps

    Very cute and practical idea!  TFS

  7. Kristie Maynard

    What a fabulous idea!  I'm thinking this would be adorable for a little girl and use some ribbon flowers of different colors to play with.  LOVE it!  TFS.

    1. Charlene

      Fabulous idea!!

  8. Nicole Martel

    Clever idea!!

  9. Connie L. Riley

    Charlene, this is a great idea and makes me wish I could sew.  However, you did give me a nifty idea for a card; thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Virginia Fynes

    I LOVE this idea!!  I think my camper needs one of these


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