Your kids will love making this fun and easy marble maze.  The only thing more fun than making marble mazes are playing with the cardboard maze! This maze craft is great for kids of all ages and is fun to do at home or in the classroom.  

finished marble maze fun kids craft shown in a cardboard box with straws for maze sides and marble with construction paper - text: fun kid craft: Marble Maze - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a marble maze to play with!

Make A Marble Maze

Kids can design and make their own marble maze. This maze activity craft fosters independence and nurtures imagination.  Gather a few basic supplies and a plan. You’ll make your own marble maze in no time!

Related: Easy paper plate marble maze craft

Building a cardboard maze can be a good STEM activity for older kids as they learn hands-on that a good plan will always make a better maze for marbles.

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Supplies Needed for Marble Maze Construction

How To Make A Marble Maze

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Steps to make your own marble maze

Step 1

First you need to cut away the front panel out of your box so it has four sides and a bottom.

Step 2

Next, tape together or create additional cardboard security so that you have four even sides.  Cover all of the sides in duct tape for decoration.

Step 3

Next cut a piece of construction paper to fit the bottom of the box and glue it in place.

Step 4

Now the fun part: create your maze!  

  1. Cut straws to different lengths.
  2. Glue the straw pieces to the bottom of the box. The straws need to be situated far enough away from each other to allow a marble to fit through the spaces and make it all the way to the other end.  
  3. Let your little engineer experiment before the glue dries.

Step 5

Let your creating dry and get ready to play…

  • Simply place a marble at one end or corner of your box.
  • Tilt the box to guide the marble through the maze to the other side.

Related: Check out our marble tubes game!

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DIY Marble Maze for Kids

make a marble maze for kids

This simple cardboard, construction paper and straw craft makes a fun marble maze for kids to play after they craft. Older kids can make it independently and younger kids will love helping an adult or older child create the homemade puzzle.

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $0


  • Box (cereal boxes, cracker boxes, shipping boxes…whatever you have on hand)
  • Construction Paper
  • Drinking Straws
  • Marble


  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape


  1. Cut away and reinforce the box you are using for this craft so that it has a bottom and 4 short sides.
  2. Cover the edges with decorative duct tape.
  3. Cover the bottom of the box with a piece of colorful construction paper.
  4. Create your straw maze: start by cutting straws into different size pieces and laying out the planned maze. Once ready, glue in place.
  5. Let dry.
  6. Play your maze by tipping the box side to side to work the marble through the maze.

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  1. I love this marble maze craft for kids and have used it several different times both at home and with groups of kids. Easy and fun! And the kids love that it turns into a game.