Welcome back. Don’t you just love the way that children never just see a cardboard box, they see a castle, a spaceship of even in this case a maze. With a sprinkle of imagination there is no limit to what everyday things can become.
What you need to make a DIY Marble Maze
- Shallow box
- Plastic straws
- sheet of card
- Duck tape
- Pencil (optional)
First you need to prepare your box. We used a variety of boxes from box lids to shallow boxes.
We covered our boxes with duck tape for decoration and to reinforce them.
Next cut a piece of paper to fit the bottom of the box.
Now the fun part, to create your maze! We drew our plan on to the sheet of card before cutting straws to different lengths and glueing them to the sheet of card. This is a great creative exercise for kids. Just be sure to remind them that the marble needs to fit through all the gaps and make its way from one end to the other.
You can then place your sheet or card in to the bottom of the box. We didn’t glue ours in place, as we made more than one maze and that way you can change them out.
Now you get to play! Simply place a marble at one corner of your box and tilt the box to guide the marble through the maze to the other side. If you want to make it more challenging then try adding additional marbles.
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This summer we are working with fab ice lollies and challenging you and your family to get together and share your most imaginative play days with us for the chance to win a wonderful trip to Disney World Florida as well as spot prizes. With a little help from fab® you can transform the everyday into a fab® funday.
All you have to do is upload an image showcasing your Sprinkles of Imagination creation to fab® Facebook, or tweet @Fabicelolly, including #FabFunday. Alternatively, images can be uploaded to the fab® Sprinkles of Imagination hub. 18+ with children aged 6-16. Competition open from 01.07.15 to 31.08.15.
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