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Ball Maze activity for kids from the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Do you miss the Museum’s ball course? Create your own today! Gather paper plates, cardboard, straws, paper towel or toilet paper rolls, marbles or small balls, scissors, tape, and a hot glue gun.

Tape down straw and small pieces of cardboard, and connect other materials with glue. Engineer the maze by creating obstacles, then maneuver the marbles or balls around. Explore ways to build using different materials and see which ones work best.

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