Joel Henriques of Portland, OR has a blog devoted to the crafts that he makes with his kids. In a recent post, he explained how children can easily create a marble run using empty cereal boxes:
To make one, first tape the lid of the box shut, and then using a knife, cut off the front panel. Leave a little ledge on the bottom to keep the marbles from rolling out everywhere. Then take the detached front panel and cut it into three strips. Bend them at the ends and cut a notch on one side for the marble to run through. Next I took a little extra cardboard from another cereal box and folded the end of it and taped it onto the bottom (see photos). The folded end makes the marble run tilt back a little bit so the marble goes down the holes and doesn't fall out of the box. Finally, tape the strips into the box and cut a little hole at the top to drop the marble through. Then go find some marbles!
There are more photos at the link.
Link via Super Punch | Photo: Joel Henriques
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