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…
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….
Kassi @ Truly Lovely says
That does look fun and completely doable! Thanks for the gift idea!!
Kara Antrim says
That is a great idea! Next time my nieces are in town, I will have to make this with them. I'm sure they would enjoy it. Thanks for the great idea!
SueAnn Lommler says
What a cute idea!! This would keep kids busy for hours…well at least 30 minutes!! Ha!
I think a larger board, with a ping pong ball that you have to blow through a straw to move might be a fun version of this game, too! Can you imagine two kids, coming from starting points on different sides of the board racing toward the center? What a riot!
Angela Marie says
How cute! I think that could keep even me entertained for hours!
– Angela Marie @ http://sunkissedivory.blogspot.com
Such a great idea so fun! I would love if you would share this on my Linky Party!
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