Creative

Marble Run and Maze

by Amy Collins June 5, 2018

Build a marble run around a Deep Gratnells tray and set it so the marble drops from the run into a marble maze in a Shallow Gratnells tray.

Marble Run

Use the equipment above to make a marble run around a Gratnells tray that keeps the marble mobile for the longest amount of time, the marble must not stop moving for more than 1 second on any part of the run.

You will need…

  • Blue-tac or white-tac full packet
  • Washi tape rolls x 5 (get in primary colours, more colourful against the trays)
  • Sharp scissors x 5
  • Toilet roll tubes (empty)
  • Kitchen paper roll tubes (empty)
  • Lollypop sticks or craft sticks x 10
  • A4 coloured card x 4 (different colour per team)
  • Extra deep Gratnells tray
  • Deep Gratnells tray
  • Marbles
  • Stop watch

Maze

Use the equipment above to make a marble maze in the bottom of the Gratnells tray.

You will need…

  • Blue-tac or white-tac full packet
  • Washi tape rolls x 5 (get in primary colours, more colourful against the trays)
  • Sharp scissors x 5
  • Toilet roll tubes (empty)
  • Kitchen paper roll tubes (empty)
  • Lollypop sticks or craft sticks x 10
  • A4 coloured card x 4 (different colour per team)
  • Shallow Gratnells tray or A3 tray for a bigger maze!
  • Marbles
  • Stop watch

Health & Safety

As with all Gratnells What’s In My Tray activities, you should carry out your own risk assessment prior to undertaking any activities with children.