Makedo Marble Run




Introduction: Makedo Marble Run

About: Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard. Makedo comes to life in collabor…

Create a twisting, turning Marble Run and race your friends through towers and tunnels.
We’ve used milk cartons to build the towers, and paper tubes for the marble paths. These reclaimed materials can be quickly and easily connected together with Makedo parts available at

Step 1: Find

To make this Marble Run, source milk cartons for towers and paper tubes for the marble path.

Step 2: Build

To make the towers, use the Makedo Safe-saw and remove the base of the milk carton. For two of the cartons, we will also need to saw the top off.

Step 3: Connect

To give your towers different heights, place one milk carton on top of the other as shown. Use the point end of the Makedo Safe-saw and punch a hole in the side. Be sure to pierce through both cartons. Connect using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips.

Step 4: Connect

Repeat until you have 3 milk carton towers of different heights.

Step 5: Cut

Cut out holes in the sides of the towers for the path of your Marble Run.

Step 6: Cut

To create the path, use the Makedo Safe-saw and cut the paper tubes in half.

Step 7: Connect

Connect the opened tubes together using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips. Make the paths as long or as short as you wish. If you want to change your path, simply remove the Makedo Re-clip and adjust the direction or angle. Then reconnect it with Makedo.

Step 8: Build & Share

Position the path to align with the cut holes on the milk carton towers. Attach with Makedo Hinges, Re-pins and Re-clips.
You are now ready to put your marble run to the test! Create different paths and have a Marble Run race with your friends.

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    8 Discussions


    4 years ago

    Coolest IDEA EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I love the simplicity, you should make a HUGE one and then post a video or something like that :)


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Now thats a challenge! Love the idea. Thanks! :)