Easy Marble Racetrack




About: In a valiant attempt to keep myself from dying of boredom, I create.
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. http://myhomespunthreads.blogspot.com/2011/05/day-5-marble-racetrack-with-serving.html.   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:

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

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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. 

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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. 

Step 6:

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!



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