Marble Games for Kids

Marble Menagerie Game

Make all sorts of animals with your marbles.
Make all sorts of animals with your marbles.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd.

Try this marble menagerie game and round out your animal collection with a little marble magic. If you enjoy easy crafts and marbles, this marble menagerie game is perfect for you!

What You'll Need:

  • Stiff cardboard
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Colored marbles
  • Craft glue
  • Colored paper

Cut a small piece of stiff cardboard about four by six inches long. Decorate it so it looks like an animal habitat or a cuddly pet bed. Now, follow the patterns above to make a marble mate -- or try some creatures of your own!

Make a turtle (a circle of marbles for the shell, one marble each for the turtle's head, feet, and stubby tail), snake (six marbles laid end to end) or a marble cat (a pyramid of marbles with paper ears and tail added.)

Cut out small pieces of paper for eyes, ears, and other body parts to finish your creatures; add the details to the paper with markers. When the glue is dry, put your animal in its habitat!

For more fun games and crafts, try: