Introduction: The Cardboard Marble Race
Race your marbles and be careful which way you turn or you could up in jail. First to the finish lines wins
You will need cardboard, marbles, glue, scissors, pencil, marker, tape and a ruler
Step 1: The Base
Cut a base about 27 in. long and 21 in. wide for your marble race.
Step 2: Starting Tower
you will want to construct a tower 14 in. high
Step 3: Top of the Tower
Construct a square top that is 11 in. wide add wall and make marble guides.
Step 4: Marble Tubes
Construct tubes that are 10 to 14 in. long and have a circumference of 3 1/2 in.
Step 5: Turn Tubes
make turns that have an average 5 in. long and have 3 1/2 in. circumference. cut and bend the the cardboard to make them.
Step 6: Starting Mechanism
Make a turn but have a hole on one side in the middle then cut slits in the tube too put in release. Then add it to your tower
Step 7: Custom Tower Tube
This will tube will need to be cut with frilled ends so that it can be attached to the tower
Step 8: Connect Turns
You will need to connect turns to the custom tower tube.
Step 9: Plinko
create a Plinko so that your marble can split paths
Step 10: Jail
Create mechanism inside your jail so that it needs player interaction to escape
Step 11: Bases (for Jail and Plinko)
Construct triangle base for your Plinko and jail
Step 12: Finish Tubes
Attach tubes to Plinko and jail to take the marble to the finish line
Step 13: Finished
You have completed your marble race. Now you can challenge family and friends to race you for fun or for glory.
Participated in the
Cardboard Speed Challenge