Welcome back, your kids will love making this fun and easy marble maze. 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
This post contains affiliate links. If you make any purchases after clicking one of these links, I will make a small commission (hopefully enough to keep me in tea all year) – at no extra cost to you! This allows me to keep creating and sharing free tutorials and content for you. Thank you!
- Shallow box
- sheet of card
- Duck tape
- Pencil (optional)
How to make a DIY Marble Maze
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.
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.With a little help from fab® you can transform the everyday into a fab® funday.
Get your own free create and play kit
Looking to be inspired during the summer, then make sure you sign up to fab’s® Sprinkles of Imagination hub to see loads of fab, simple family fun ideas and also receive a free create and play kit, which contains limited edition fab® create-at home-toys.