Introduction: Easy Marble Racetrack

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To keep my little grandson’s happy I am really trying to find fun ways to keep them busy.  I came across this idea on Pintrest.   So I took the pool noddle and instead of cutting off pieces of the end, I cut it apart and turned it into a racetrack for marbles.  And this is how I did it.

Step 1:

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1 pool noodle ($2 each in season)
A serrated knife
Shoe box (or small cardboard box)

Step 2:

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Take the pool noodle and cut it in half length wise.

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Lay the two halves cut side down on a flat surface.  Use the toothpicks to hold the two halves together, but pushing the toothpick through the back humps. 

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Once you have them stuck together, squirt a line of glue between the two edges that touch, and push the edges together.  Let them dry.

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Now for the fun part, lay the race track along an inclined surface like a stairs. Put the box at the bottom of the track to catch the marbles. 

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I had to evenly divide up the marbles between the grandchildren and then I let them run the marbles down the track.  The oldest, was making “trains” by putting 5 or 6 marbles touching each other and letting them go all at once.  How creative, how fun!  Enjoy!


MartinMakes (author)2012-09-18

Good one! I'm imagining a marble racetrack winding all around my house.

As long as it's all down hill!

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