2/13/11

Paper Towel Roll Marble Run

 Marble Run Supply List: 10-12 paper towel rolls, hot glue gun, magnets, scissors, marble
 Cut out the edges on each of the tubes.
 Use the hot glue gun to attach magnets to the side of the tubes.  Please do not allow your children to use a hot glue gun.  I did this part while Cole was napping.
 Line up your tubes on a magnetic surface.  This would be a great activity to do on your fridge.  We just got a new stainless steel fridge and it is not magnetic so we did out marble run on the laundry room door.

Here is a video of our little activity.  It was a HUGE hit!

15 comments:

Jen @ lil Mop Top said...

How fun! You are so creative!

Sherry said...

This is really cool! :)

An Amazing Child said...

This is great. My little man would love this. I have been meaning to make him a marble run for a while now. He is completely obsessed with ramps and cars.

Thanks also for stopping by. I see we both seem to collect toilet rolls and paper towel rolls (I also have a mean collection of egg cartons..heehee)

Kimra said...

omg, my boy would love this! gonna start saving paper towel rolls!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

VERY cool blog! I'm loving your medium with which to work. I am featuring your blog and this post at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured' button. I have quite a few TP roll craft ideas saved on my site you may want to highlight or think about. See the "TP roll" on my labels. There's other throughout my blog. Good luck with your blog!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Oh, you may want to consider getting a "followers" widget on your sidebar so people who want to view your blog through their reader can follow along. Not every uses facebook.

Erin Bankston said...

How fun! I'm gonna let my boys try this...they'll love it!
www.erinsattic.blogspot.com

Paula Cohen said...

This is great! Love your blog. My son came up with a great TP roll craft. Check out my Artburbia blog and look at the National Tikki Day post for more info!
http://paulacohen.blogspot.com/2011/01/national-tiki-day_31.html

Tonya said...

This is awesome. I might have to try this in therapy, and I am going to link to you. Very cool.

Shauntel said...

I love this. I'm going to start saving our TP rolls now. The childrens museum near us has this but they used expensive pipe and magnets. I never thought of doing it at home how they did, but love the idea. You've helped start hours of entertainment at our home! Thank you!

Shauntel

http://the-polka-dot-umbrella.blogspot.com/

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Such a fantastic idea! We have a wood marble run but I think my little guy will love this idea too!

~ Sarah

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Discovered you from Someday Crafts - such a clever idea. My little guys love this sort of thing. Am now a follower!

jbr said...

Stopping by from Someday Crafts--what a fun idea. I'm keeping this in my to-do on a snowy/rainy day project.

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Jedda said...

I love your blog-so creative!