How to Make a Giant Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe With Hula Hoops

Add big-time fun to your next outdoor get-together with this oversized tic-tac-toe game you can craft with your kids.

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

Add BIG time fun to your next outdoor get together with this over-sized Tic Tac Toe game you can build with your kids!

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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Materials Needed

  • 9 hula hoops
  • 10 chargers, tin pizza pans or plastic plates
  • matte white exterior spray paint
  • matte black exterior spray paint
  • 18-30 tent hooks
  • drop cloth
  • painter's tape
  • latex gloves (optional)

Tape Off Pans 

Use painter's tape to create large X's on five of your playing pieces. (We chose upcycled pizza pans.)

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

Step 1- Tape Off Pans Use painter’s tape to create large X’s on five of the pizza pans.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Spray-Paint X's

Spray-paint the pans with black spray paint using light, sweeping motions. Let the pans dry for at least 15 minutes.

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

Step 2- Spray Paint X’s Then spray paint the pans with black spray paint using light, sweeping motions. Allow to dry for 15 minutes. HINT- create a safe “paint area” for this project by placing a drop cloth down on the ground or work surface.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Spray-Paint O's

Using an old bucket or bowl with a 10- to 12-inch diameter, create O's on the remaining five pizza pans. Spray-paint around the bucket's edge so you’re left with a silver circle in the middle of the pizza pan.

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

Step 3- Spray Paint O’s Using an old bucket or bowl with a 10 to 12-inch diameter, create the O’s on the remaining five pizza pans. Spray paint around the bucket’s edge so that you’re left with a silver circle in the middle of the pizza pan.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Spray-Paint Hoops

Spray-paint the nine hula hoops with white spray paint. Let the hula hoops dry for at least 15 minutes.

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

Step 4- Spray Paint Hoops Using light, sweeping motions spray paint the nine hula hoops with matte white spray paint.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Remove Tape

Remove the painter's tape off the five 'X' pizza pans.

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

Step 5- Remove Tape Remove the painter’s tape off the five X pizza pans.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Secure Hoops

Once the hoops are dry to the touch, secure them into the grass with tent hooks. Use a minimum of two hooks for each hoop.

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

DIY Super-Sized Tic Tac Toe

Step 6- Secure Hoops Once hoops are dry to the touch, secure them into the grass with tent hooks. Use a minimum of two hooks for each hoop.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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There's no pencil required for this game of tic-tac-toe, but you'll need a slight frisbee throw to ensure championship of the board. Maybe there are some alternative rules in this game's future?

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