Monday, June 13, 2011

Marble Run II



My kids always have so much fun with marble games.  When I saw this marble run over at Made by Joel I knew it would be our next rainy day activity.

By cutting the front off a cereal box and then using the cut away piece to create the slopes we had a fun game ready to go in only a few minutes.  Be sure to leave a small ledge at the bottom so your marbles don't roll out of the box, and wedging a piece of cardboard underneath the box so it leans slightly backward also helps the marbles to not roll out as they're sliding down.



Both my kids had fun with this, but especially my two year old--like hours and hours and hours of fun.  It's amazing how putting a marble down a shoot can never get tiring.


Yeah!


Free entertainment.  What's better than that?


Woo-hoo!
We never get tired of marble games.

Check out some of our past marble activities for more ides of what to do with your marbles.



12 comments:

  1. Oh bless him! I don't think I've seen anyone so happy playing with marbles, so cute!

    This is a great idea, thanks for sharing.

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  2. I have to make one now! Great idea :) I bet you could insert the ramps tilted back so you don't need a wedge underneath.

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  3. I love this!! I love it so much that I'm featuring this on Friday

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  4. Simply perfect!!
    Brilliant, my favourite toy as a child was a marble run...
    Would you be willing to post it to our family themed link party ~ Playdate at http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/06/playdate-link-party-in-summer-12.html ?

    Cheers,
    Lori
    COme & Play :: Playdate
    www.beneahtherowantree.com

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  5. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. My son (7 today!) is a huge marble/domino fan too!

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  8. How fun! I love when kids get really excited over the smallest things. It makes you feel like a million bucks. Thanks for the idea:)

    -Julia
    551eastdesign.blogspot.com

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  9. How awesome can this be?!! We must make this in my family!
    Love it love it! Now if only I knew where to find marbles.

    ( I may reblog this myself)

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  10. Nothing quite like a marble run! I remember making an "awesome one as a child".. need to make some with my kids! Love the simplicity and yet effectiveness of yours!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty! Always fab to see you there!

    Maggy

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  11. Thanks for sharing this on our Weekly Playdate link party! I have featured it this week... come and snag a button adn celebrate (and add some more links, if you like!)

    Cheers,
    Lori
    www.beneaththerowantree.com

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