Make Your Own Maze

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Make Your Own Maze

Time:45 min Difficulty:Medium  

Grab your trinkets and prepare to be a-MAZE-d when you make your very own funky maze game!

Here’s what you need:

  • A lid from a shoebox (or something similar)
  • Small trinkets to build the maze
  • A marble (any small ball will do!)
  • Glue or tape
  • Art supplies to decorate

Here’s how you make it:

Step 1:

Prepare your maze base. A lid from a shoebox will work perfectly, but any kind of box will work!

TIP: Depending on the size of your box, you might want to trim the sides to make it easier to hold.

Step 2:

Pick 2 corners of your box to be the start and end of your maze. Draw a long, winding path from one corner to the other. This will be the "winning" path for your maze!

Step 3:

Trace a few extra dead-end paths that trail off of the “winning” path. Add as many extra paths as you like, but remember: the more paths you have, the harder your maze will be!

Step 4:

Once you've traced all the paths, it's time to bring your maze to life! Use your trinkets to build mini "walls" around each path, leaving enough room for your ball to roll through.

TIP: If you want to use hot glue, be sure to ask an adult for help!

Now that your maze is ready, pull out your art supplies and decorate the box!

How will you decorate your maze? Let us know in the comments below!

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