Kids love boxes. The larger the box, the more fun to be had. We are still in the process of getting our house unpacked after our move and have a ton of empty cardboard boxes. We have been having a lot of fun making things out of our boxes & the cardboard.
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My daughter has a great building blocks marble run set. She used to play with it all of the time. The whole family loved playing with it. Unfortunately, since our move, we have been unable to find it.
I have seen a number of homemade marble runs made out of cardboard tubes, straws & even Legos & I thought we could try our hands at our own while we searched for our missing one.
We used a large cardboard box. We cut the flaps off of one side to leave one side wide open. We used the flaps to form our ramps. I wanted to add different options & obstacles to the ramp so I cut a hole or multiple holes into each piece of cardboard.
I used a glue gun to glue the cardboard pieces in place at an angle, making sure to leave space on the bottom end of each piece for the marble to be able to drop. I used plenty of glue around the edges to hold the ramp pieces in place and used cardboard tubes in a couple of areas for additional drop options.
We tested it out a couple of times & found that our marbles fell forward a few times, so we glued a couple of extra scraps of cardboard under the bottom front to balance it out. We used the marbles, but then found that a handful of poms poms was just as fun.
My little girl was so excited about her cool new toy. “This is soooo awesome, mama.”
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What a great use for leftover cardboard boxes and looks like a fun game 🙂