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Marble Games for Kids


Funhouse Marble Game
This funhouse marble game will keep you busy for hours!
This funhouse marble game will keep you busy for hours!
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Try shooting marbles with this funhouse marble game! The object is to build a marble-shooting path through arches to score points. This marble game is perfect for kids that like easy crafts.

What You'll Need:

  • Two empty shoe boxes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Poster paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Marbles

How to Make a Funhouse:

Step 1: Remove the lids from both shoe boxes. Leave one box intact. Cut down the four corners of the second box. Flatten the two short ends into "tongues."

Step 2: In one short end of the uncut box, cut out two small arches, about two inches wide and two inches tall. Make sure there's an inch between the arches.

Step 3: In the other short end of the box, cut out three smaller arches. Make sure there's space between each arch and between the arches and the sides of the box. Think of a design to paint around each arch, such as a monster mouth or a bunny mouth.

Step 4: Paint the outside of the box on the side with the two arches, and on the inside of the box with the side with the three arches. Let dry.

Step 5: Above the two arches paint "5" points and "10" points. Paint higher point amounts above each of the three arches. Glue one of the "tongues" of the cut-open box underneath the end of the box with two arches.

Step 6: Break down a short end of one of the lids, and glue it under the end with three arches to create a lip that will catch the marbles.

Now, get shooting. Place a marble on the edge of the tongue, and flick it through the arches with thumb and forefinger.

The number of points you earn depends on which holes the marble goes through. Play five rounds of marble-shooting fun!

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