Traveling Moon and Star Tic-Tac-Toe {Tutorial}

Tic-tac-toe is a game for two players who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid.

The player who succeeds in placing three respective marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row wins the game.

It is a very easy game that can be played anywhere and with anything really. As long as you can make a hashtag symbol on something, you can play Tic-tac-toe.


Plastic cutting board
Clear nail polish
Fabric marker
Canvas bag
Cutting blade
Sculpey clay

In the past, we have made a board from a metal tin and buttons, for traveling. This time I had some extra canvas bags that come with each Arabic Alphabet Game Cards that we used. When I got the bags last year from ebay, they were plain so I added purple striped butcher’s twine to them to give them a pop of color.

Insert the cardstock into your bag so that the paint does not bleed through.

Use your ruler and fabric paint marker to mark four lines like the photo below..

Set aside your bag and start to work on your clay.  Begin by cutting it into six even squares.

For the crescent moon, roll the square between your hands and then on the plastic cutting board until it is a long thin shape (2).  Bend the ends to make a crescent shape (3).

For the stars, flatten the square with your hand (2).  Then use the toothpick to mark five V shapes around the edges of your shape (3).

Read the manufactures instructions on how long you need to cook your clay.  We put ours in the oven for 7 minutes to bake.

After your clay is cooled, add a coat of clear nail polish to give it a shine.  Our name polish had little glitter red, white and blue stars in it which made it even textured.

Wait a few minutes and play a game, or put everything in your bag for the go!

To make more games to play, check out

Khatam Matching Game {Tutorial}

Check out A Crafty Arab on Pinterest for more tutorials that teach about the Arab world.



I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.