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marble race

okay..my daughter’s birthday party is tomorrow…and  i’ve been working myself into a tizzy getting ready for it (after i lectured myself that i don’t need to go all out like some of the parties you see on pinterest…) (but then i do cause i’m dumbo) so i’m showing another fun gift my sister-in-law made for the older boys (two christmas ago) (the same sil that made the football practice tarp)

no step by step..cause well..i didn’t make it….but i’ll give you My “i think this is how she did it” instructions…

 she took a board (and i actually think her son helped out quite a bit with this) but she measured out squares..painted them whatever color tickles your fancy…(and i think she outlined them with a sharpie) and mark a start and finish and then on each corner you hammer in a nail…

then you take rubber bands and just make a pathway– tons of different little ways to do it..in my opionion i think it’s more fun to make the maze than to actually run the marble through it (cause i suck at the marble part)

you can see the middle (the finish) actually gets a little smaller…just to make sure it’s not tooo easy…

she actually made a hole for the finish for the marble to rest in (but if you don’t have the tools it can be omitted)

then you put in your marble and move the board to keep the marble on track…

pretty fun…as long as you don’t suck at it like i do….

Kimbo

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Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.