Marble Run

marble run marble run

Introducing your kid’s soon-to-be playtime obsession: the marble run! This one’s fun for the whole family, and you might even already have all the supplies at home.


  • Particle board (Foam Board or Cardboard work as well)
  • PVC Pipe (you could probably make the side or “bumpers” out of a number of things, we used the PVC pipe because we had it leftover from another project but it did work really well)
  • Popsicle sticks – good to have a combination of short & long
  • Hot glue gun
  • Marbles
  • Paper cups


  1. Measure the bumpers leaving space for the cups at the bottom.
  2. Lay out cups along the bottom to catch the marbles.
  3. Use hot glue to attach the bumpers to the board, pressing down firmly as you go.
  4. Do the same thing with the cups.
  5. Map out the popsicle sticks along the board taking into consideration how the marble will travel.
  6. Once the layout is complete, turn the sticks on their side and attach them to the board with hot glue.  

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