Marble Mazes


  • box (Nutrigrain, Teddy Grahams, etc.)

  • craft knife or scissors

  • straws

  • masking tape

  • marker

  • a marble


  1. Tape the box shut.

  2. Cut out a large side of the box, like in the picture. 

  3. Cut straws to different lengths. Tape or glue down the straws to make paths for the marble to go through.

  4. Mark start and finish.

  5. Use the marble to try to get through the maze.


  • The kids also had fun trying out each other’s mazes and trying to make theirs “the hardest.”

  • While glue does keep the straws in place, tape works the best