Your kids will love making this fun and easy marble maze. The only thing more fun than making marble mazes are playing with the cardboard maze! This maze craft is great for kids of all ages and is fun to do at home or in the classroom.
Make A Marble Maze
Kids can design and make their own marble maze. This maze activity craft fosters independence and nurtures imagination. Gather a few basic supplies and a plan. You’ll make your own marble maze in no time!
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Building a cardboard maze can be a good STEM activity for older kids as they learn hands-on that a good plan will always make a better maze for marbles.
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Supplies Needed for Marble Maze Construction
How To Make A Marble Maze
First you need to cut away the front panel out of your box so it has four sides and a bottom.
Next, tape together or create additional cardboard security so that you have four even sides. Cover all of the sides in duct tape for decoration.
Next cut a piece of construction paper to fit the bottom of the box and glue it in place.
Now the fun part: create your maze!
- Cut straws to different lengths.
- Glue the straw pieces to the bottom of the box. The straws need to be situated far enough away from each other to allow a marble to fit through the spaces and make it all the way to the other end.
- Let your little engineer experiment before the glue dries.
Let your creating dry and get ready to play…
- Simply place a marble at one end or corner of your box.
- Tilt the box to guide the marble through the maze to the other side.
- Box (cereal boxes, cracker boxes, shipping boxes…whatever you have on hand)
- Construction Paper
- Drinking Straws
- Cut away and reinforce the box you are using for this craft so that it has a bottom and 4 short sides.
- Cover the edges with decorative duct tape.
- Cover the bottom of the box with a piece of colorful construction paper.
- Create your straw maze: start by cutting straws into different size pieces and laying out the planned maze. Once ready, glue in place.
- Let dry.
- Play your maze by tipping the box side to side to work the marble through the maze.
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How did your DIY marble maze turn out?