Introduction: Cardboard Marble Maze

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Hey everyone, and thanks for looking at my Instructable. This is my first one, so please feel free to give your opinion and any helpful tips in a comment.

Well, as you can see, my Instructable is the "Cardboard Marble Maze."

So let's get started with this Instructable!

Step 1: Materials List

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Materials for the structure of the Cardboard Marble Maze:

-8 1/2" by 2" Piece
-8 1/2" by 2" Piece
-9" by 2" Piece
-9" by 2" Piece
-11" by 8 1/2" Piece

-Hot Glue Gun
-Scotch Tape
-Scissors (not shown in pic)
-Utility Knife (not shown in pic)

NOTE: I used chip board cardboard
I should think that these materials should be fairly easy to get, I had all of them, but if you don't have the chip board, regular cardboard should be fine.

Once you have all the materials, you're ready to start building!

Step 2: Taping Pieces Together

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Okay, so the pictures will show you what to do.

Pic 1:
These are the materials you will be using.

Pic 2:
Rip or cut off 6 pieces of scotch tape and tape the cardboard pieces together like shown.
NOTE: It doesn't really matter how many pieces you put on because at the end you take them off after hot gluing the pieces.

Pic 3:
The front of the 4 pieces of cardboard taped together.

Pic 4:
Put tape on both sides of bottom cardboard flap.

Pic 5:
Tape both sides flaps and bottom flap together.

Pic 6:
Finished taped structure.

Once you've done that move onto the next step.

Step 3: Cutting and Taping Pieces

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Now you will cut out 3 squares in the last cardboard piece and tape that piece onto the structure.

Pic 1:
Using the pencil, draw 3 squares so that if you cut the piece perfectly in have the sides would be symmetrical. You can cut a slit on a side of all three squares and cut them out with the scissors, or just use the utility knife the whole time. It's your choice.

Pic 2:
All you have to do is get 2 pieces of scotch tape and tape the final cardboard pieces onto the structure.

When you've done that move onto the next step.

Step 4: Hot Gluing

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This is the last and hardest step (and it isn't even hard) of building the structure of this Instructable. It should be pretty straightforward and easy to understand.

Pic 1:
Me gluing the cardboard pieces together.

Pic 2:
A glued cornor of the Marble Maze.

Pic 3:
The finished structure of the Instructable.

NOTE: Make sure you only glue on the inside, just so the Instructable looks nice. (Except for the top cardboard piece with the squares in it)

When you've done that move onto the next step.

Step 5: Materials List

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Okay, so this is Part 2 of my Instructable. Now you are going to add everything else to the Maze.

-Scotch Tape
-Hot Glue Gun
-Structure of Maze (of course)
-A piece of cardboard about the size of a piece of paper

Once you have all the materials, you're ready to start building!

Step 6: Step 7 - Cutting

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Look at the pics for info on what to do.

Pic 1:
These are the materials you will be using.

Pic 2:
Cut the piece of cardboard into 2" wide strips. You will cut these up later.

When you've done that move onto the next step.

Step 7: Step 8 - Gluing

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This is the final step, sorry for all the pics on one step. Again, info under the pics will be given.

Pic 1:
Cut the strips of cardboard into Lengths of 3". Glue these onto the structure as shown in the pic.

Pic 2:
Once you get down to about halfway, stop.

Pic 3:
Using the Sharpie, write the numbers 100, 75, 50 and 25 on 5 separate spots at the bottom.

Pic 4: (Optional)
Cut out 2 pieces of fleece the size of the bottom flap and staple one of them onto the bottom flap.

Pic 5: (Optional)
Cut out squares into the fleece so that the top cardboard flap and the piece of fleece are identical. Also, write a name at the top of the Marble Maze with the sharpie. As you can see, I named mine Marble Mania.

Resume gluing cardboard pieces onto the structure. Cut out 4 identical strips about 1" and glue them in between the numbers.

And you're done!

I am thinking about making one of these out of wood, replacing the glue with wood glue. If you have any ideas, leave a comment.


bunchongl (author)2015-07-02

i ran of parts, but i can use paper to make the tracks.

bosniaguy (author)2011-01-04

You Have Awesome Face As Your Profile Picture!!!

novakfor3 (author)2010-09-01

Been so long, now I have 10 'ibles!

Chuck Norris. (author)2010-03-14

you can make the structure of a cereal box and make in easier.

you could actually make it of 2 cereal boxes and make it longer.

good instructable.

novakfor3 (author)Chuck Norris.2010-09-01

Cool. Thanks!

Harrisk101 (author)2009-10-01

this is just awesome!

novakfor3 (author)Harrisk1012009-10-01


thing 2 (author)2009-08-27

you should post a video.... by the way instructable!

novakfor3 (author)thing 22009-08-31

I made a video with my camera, but I couldn't figure out how to upload it to Youtube using my camera's software. Sorry.

thing 2 (author)novakfor32009-08-31

ohhh...... thanks any way..... nice instructable!

ChrysN (author)2009-08-17

Nice, this looks like fun!

novakfor3 (author)ChrysN2009-08-18


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