Can you make a marble maze?
Can your preschooler?
The answer is Y-E-S! DIY marble mazes for preschool kids are a super fun STEAM project and boredom buster wrapped into one. The best part is that they are so engaging even older kids will want to create one too.
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Making marble mazes is just one of the fun step-by-step STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) projects for preschoolers in Ana Dziengel’s new book STEAM Play and Learn. We were so excited to get a review copy to play with and share with you!
DIY Marble Mazes
- Modeling clay (we used Crayola Model Magic because it’s so easy for little fingers to mold)
- Cardboard box lid
How to create the maze:
Show your child how to roll out balls of clay into long snakes. This is great way to sneak in some extra fine motor practice!
Choose one of the snakes for the starting point and press it into the corner.
Add more snakes to create your maze.
Then add balls of dough as “bumpers”.
Older kids can add arches for the marble to go under too!
Now it’s time to test your design! Place the marble in the corner and tip the box to help it move through the maze.
You can move the clay pieces around while you play to change the design and perfect your maze. This is a fun way for kids to develop their problem solving and engineering skills.
If you love these DIY marble mazes then you will adore the rest of the projects in STEAM Play and Learn!
The book written for children to look through and is large and colorful and irresistible for preschoolers. You won’t be able to help drooling over the gorgeous photos and fun projects either!
Inside you’ll find exciting ideas like frozen goop, a tinkering set, tie dye towels, a potions lab and more. This is one you will want to look for at the bookstore or on Amazon.
And if you’re looking for more fun STEAM and science projects to do with your kids we’ve got you covered!
Check out our HUGE list of super cool science experiment for kids. You’ll find a ton to keep you busy and learning!