Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Marble Travel Game



Need something to keep little hands busy while waiting at the doctor, the bank, or while traveling this summer?

Here's a little marble maze game that can fit right in your purse to pull out at a moments notice . . .



I started with two 4 1/2 x6 1/2 inch pieces of fabric.

With right sides together I sewed a small quarter inch seam around the edge, leaving a small opening.
Clip corners, then turn right side out.

Sew the maze pattern on your fabric ( make sure you leave enough room for the marble to go through the maze), put the marble inside and then sew up your opening.




Super simple. Super fun.
I bet you even have the supplies just hanging around your craft room waiting to be used, don't you?
Go ahead. Give it a try. You'll be done in five minutes. Promise . . .








39 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I think we need one of these for church!

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  2. You have the BEST ideas for kids! I just love your blog!

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  3. what a cool idea!!! I agree with Lorie - PERFECT for church!!

    I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sew-a-marble-maze-game-from-scrap-fabric/2010/07/14/

    --Anne

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  4. I just found your blog and I. Am. In. Love. Wow, you have amazing ideas! We're planning a plane trip with two small kids and so many of your ideas will be perfect!!!

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  5. I really need to do this. Super cool!

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  6. fantastic! my child loves mazes, thank you very much

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  7. Oh my goodness...this is such a great and easy idea!!! Thanks for the idea, I will be making one this week.

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  8. Such a cute idea! Wow! I know my kids love this game on Dad's phone, by I don't like them doing it during church, not to mention Dad's not everywhere with me. So this would be a darling alternative. It'd be fun to put a grommet in a corner and put a bunch of different ones on a ring. Thanks for all the inspiration. I made a playmat, but without your artistic abilities-http://decorallure.blogspot.com/2010/05/carry-along-play-mat.html

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  9. darling! I need another game for all the car trip this summer! thanks!!!

    found you from u create!

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  10. Sheer and utter GENIUS! Thank you for sharing this one, I absolutely love it!

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  11. This is such a great idea! I'm definitely going to make these for traveling with my 2 little ones. I'm also a new follower!

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  12. Another great idea--and I love that it is so simple and small. Perfect for the dr's office or long lines!

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  13. What a fabulous idea!!!!!
    I agree...perfect for church!!!
    xoxo maureen

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  14. Oh I love this! I need to make one for my husband. He loves puzzles! (I will make it bigger and more complicated of course!)

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  15. Just found your blog - lovin' it! (why haven't I found you before??) These are such a cute idea! I posted a link on my blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/07/marble-travel-game.html

    Here's a featured button if you want: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/p/featured-sites.html

    Thanks for sharing!
    Missy

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  16. This is so clever, thanks for sharing.

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  17. I'm pretty sure I have marbles under every piece of furniture and appliance in my house. Now they will have a purpose.

    Thanks!

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  18. What a great idea, I will add this on my to-do list!

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  19. I LOVE this idea! Hope you don't mind, but I put a link to this tutorial from my blog under "Tutorials I LOVE..." Feel free to add any others you want to share since it will stay there and not close.

    www.etownhooks.blogspot.com

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  20. I just made one of these! So fun. I went ahead and left one end open so the marble could come out and be used in the next maze. We'll see if that's a really stupid idea… ;)

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  21. GREAT idea for a quiet toys. I love quiet toys!!

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  22. This is genius! I am having a baby soon and have been working on little activity bags for my two older children. This would be perfect, maybe I will make several of them!

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  23. I LOVE this idea, and I'll be making some up for my kids! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I was very suspicious of this at first thinking, "A marble game? For travel? Seriously? That marble will be down the aisle in a nanosecond." What a brilliant solution for so many reasons. Thank you!

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  25. We featured this today! http://bit.ly/otQO6G Brilliant idea, gorgeous tutorial :) Thank you!

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  26. this is too clever! I love the idea. This is keep the child occupied and it is safe.

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  27. Ingenious! I absolutely love it! Definitely going to make a couple for my little girls! :)
    http://www.sugarandspiceandallthingsiced.com/

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  28. I know I'm about a year late, but this is great idea and we are featuring it on Sassy Babies. Stop by and check it out! Thanks!

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  29. This is a great idea! I just posted how I made mine. I won't leave the link in case that seems spammy. Let me know if you want to see what I came up with.

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  30. these are so cute! and they are a great idea for church!

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  31. Such a simple idea to keep little ones entertained. We will have some visiting this summer and this will be something they take home. Thanks!

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  32. What kind of fabric did you use?

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  33. Christi, we just used fleece.

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  34. This is such an easy and creative idea! I love it!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  35. Wonderful idea! I have lots of material from an old, velour prom dress that will feel great as a fidget toy. K.

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