There’s no doubt about it, you’re gonna roll for this easy to make DIY maze game! It’s super fast and simple to build, in no time. Perfect STEM project for a class of any size!
This quick and easy maze runner will be sure to keep the kids busy, but also teach science and engineering in the process. Marble runs or as I’m calling it Maze Runner, are a classic physics activity covering, energy, force and friction. While testing and making design modifications are all classic engineering activities. This project has both!
DIY maze game supplies:
- Clear Glue
- Darice® Ready To Decorate School Box
- Plastic Beads
- Wooden Round Bead
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
Step 1. I found the perfect supplies to make our maze runner, plastic straw beads and a pencil box! What I LOVE about using the pencil box, it can be portable.
Step 2. First have the kids think about the way they want to lay the maze out. Don’t have them glue anything down just yet. This is the engineering aspect of this project.
Step 3. Now that they have a good concept of how to build their maze, now they can start gluing down their pieces.
Make sure to tell the kids a little bit of glue goes a long way.
Step 4. I know a lot of people like to use marbles for their maze, but I liked the idea of using a small wooden bead.
The kids can paint them or you can paint them ahead of time.
Step 5. This step is totally optional if you want to take this maze to the next level. We went ahead and added another part of the maze to the top of our pencil box.
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Courtney from Crafts by Courtney is a mommy to three great boys (who keep her busy) and wife to a loving husband. Crafts by Courtney is where she makes easy-to-follow craft tutorials and posts all the do-it-yourself parties she’s created! Crafting has always been a big part of Courtney’s life since she was a child, and some of her favorite childhood memories are crafting with her mother and sister.