Cardboard Ball Maze Game

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Introduction: Cardboard Ball Maze Game

About: Recently I read that there are over 60 million American households that participate in some form of crafting in a given year. Well, I am one of them . . . . . I love crafting !!! So please enjoy some of my c…

Turn a cardboard box lid into a fun ball maze game. This is a fun game for the kids and a great way for them to practice their hand-eye coordination. Make the game more challenging by adding cards that match the colors on the tubes. Set up a challenge by choosing a few cards (3 for the younger children and 4 or more for the older ones). Then try to roll the ball through the colored tubes in the correct order. It’s not as easy as it looks, but the kids have a blast trying.

Step 1: What You Will Need

1) Cardboard box lid (I got mine 'free' at Staples)

2) 9 Toilet roll tubes

3) Spray paint (a different color for each tube)

4) Glue (any type that bonds paper)

5) Hard rubber ball (I got mine out of a gumball machine)

Step 2: Instructions for the Box and Tubes

1) Paint the box lid a light color like a cream or off-white

2) Paint the tubes, each a different color. NOTE: First paint the tubes white, then a color. Otherwise, it takes many coats to cover the tubes

Step 3: Instructions for the Memory Cards

1) Cut the cards out of thin cardboard. I used white-colored cardboard that I had leftover from another project. You can cut them to any size but I cut mine 3x21/2 inches.

2) Spray paint the cards the same color as the tubes. I made two of each color

Step 4: Create the Maze

1) Design your maze by placing the tubes in the box. Arrange the tubes, making sure to leave enough space for free ball travel around the maze. I used a toilet roll tube end as a guide. Since the ball is smaller then the diameter of the tube, if the end of the tube fits between spaces, so should the ball.

OR

Use the ball as a guide

2) Then glue the tubes to the box lid

3) ENJOY ! ! !

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    7 Discussions

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    carol.blakeslee
    carol.blakeslee

    Tip 5 months ago on Introduction

    To keep this relatively easy, without having to purchase spray paint, the tubes could be wrapped with colored paper that would match the cards used to create the path.

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    EmmieM5
    EmmieM5

    3 years ago

    Good project for kindergarten kids.

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    KarenK116
    KarenK116

    Reply 3 years ago

    :)

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    PeterL199
    PeterL199

    3 years ago

    very good idea , my 5 year old is gathering as I type

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    KarenK116
    KarenK116

    Reply 3 years ago

    :) He/She will love it.

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    wold630
    wold630

    3 years ago

    I think I would even enjoy trying this! Very creative! :)

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    KarenK116
    KarenK116

    Reply 3 years ago

    Ya know, even as an adult (with a bit of beer) I even have fun with it. :)