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Giant Maze
Your kids can design their own giant maze, and challenge their friends to complete it the fastest.
Your kids can design their own giant maze, and challenge their friends to complete it the fastest.
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Have your children create a giant maze, and challenge their friends to see who can get through it the quickest.

What You'll Need:

  • Bristol board or light- to medium-weight cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Small-tipped black marker
  • Clear vinyl adhesive paper
  • Wax crayon (optional)

How to Make a Giant Maze:

Step 1: Have your kids use a pencil to draw a maze on a large piece of bristol board or light- to medium-weight cardboard. They should draw the correct route through the maze (all the way to the exit) first.

Step 2: They might want to get ideas for drawing their maze from other mazes they find in coloring books or activity books. Then they can start making other routes through the maze that look like they lead to the exit but only lead to dead ends.

Step 3: Maybe suggest that your children pick a theme for their maze, with traps and decorated dead ends. Use the markers to illustrate their theme. Is Roger running from the vampire? Is Sara searching for her sucker?

Step 4: After they've finished drawing and decorating the maze, go back over all the pencil lines with the small-tipped marker.

Step 5: Cover the board with clear vinyl adhesive paper so their friends can try escaping from their maze again and again. (Have their friends use their fingers or a wax crayon, which can be wiped off.)

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