How To Make a Labyrinth For Your School's Art Gallery

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This was a project I did for my English class at school, inspired by Kiteman's Labyrinth instructables.


I've tried to be quick and to the point with the text, because I know that although the instructables with tons and tons of writing are usually the most informative ones, they're also usually the one's that get overlooked fastest.
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Step 1: Calculations

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In this step, I did a lot of math. I figured out what the area of the labyrinth would be, and how much I would need of each material.

At this point I also made a prototype in the front yard.

Step 2: Get Some Bricks

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For this part of the process, my mom and I headed off to the landscape supply. 160 bricks, three bags of gravel, and 700 pounds later, we had our supplies. The bricks were for the edges of the labyrinth, and the gravel for the middle.

Step 3: Unload

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Bricks in trunk, we headed off to the school. After at least five wheelbarrow trips, and three near crashes, the bricks were lined up in the gallery. Woo-hoo!

Step 4: Landscape Fabric, Bricks, and Gravel

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The next step was to make a nine-by-nine protective sheet for the floor. We accomplished this with one and a half rolls of landscape fabric, and half of a roll of duct tape.

After the landscape fabric was down, we set the bricks up as the labyrinth's outline, and tweaked it.

When the bricks finally looked right, I poured the gravel into the labyrinth's outline to make the path. Then we smoothed the gravel out to make a nice, even layer.

The last part of this step was to trim the landscape fabric around the labyrinth.
HelenaTroy11 months ago

excellent idea, well explained. if i were wearing a hat i'd take it off to you.

One Word: Cool!!!!
Deslivres6 years ago
You finally made it ! Congratulations on the Instructable (and the great mark) - sterling work.
threecheersfornick (author)  Deslivres6 years ago
CarpetGnome6 years ago
Wow, well done. This opens up many ideas, thank you.
threecheersfornick (author)  CarpetGnome6 years ago
No problem! I'm glad you liked it.