Marble Run Craft for Kids


  • Cardboard tubes
  • Paper plates
  • Washi tape orconstruction apaper
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Craft glue
  • Duct tape
  • Large jar lids
  • small bottle lids
  • marbles
  • cardboard

How to Make A Marble Run

  1. Cut 4 cardboard tubes in different length. Decorate them with washi tape.
  2. Decorate the base of the marble run with washi tape.
  3. Cut out the curly edge of a paper paper.
  4. Cut cardboard tubes lengthwise.

Time to Build

  1. Start by using masking tape to tape down the cardboard tubes. Attach the curly paper plate on top using masking.
  2. Attach the cut cardboard tubes to the end of the paper plate leading to a large lid with a hole cut through it. Glue a smalllid in the middle to help slow down the marble.
  3. Finally, add a final cardboard tube leading to large lid at the end to collect the marbles.

Time To Test

  1. Test the run using a marble. Make adjustments by adding cut pieces of cardboard tube and tape
  2. Adjust the how steep the marble run is if it goes too fast or too slowly.
  3. Once everything flow properly, securing the cardboard tubes with glue and the paper plate and cut tubes with duct tape.

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