How To Make A Cardboard Marble Labyrinth Game With Measurements

    I remembered reading Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth way back and how I imagined myself going through its twists and turns. So, I decided to make mini Labyrinth inspired by the fantasy novel.

    This marble labyrinth game tutorial will give life to that fantasy with only an old cardboard box. The good thing is that it can be done within five minutes more or less. It also requires nothing more than cardboard, cutting materials and gluing tools. 

    Now, I share this step-by-step tutorial with you to experience the fun game. Here is a simple guide for you:

    The Materials For The Craft:

    1. Cardboard Box

    I choose to use old cardboard boxes from home. But, you can also grab new ones from the store if there’s none available.

    2. Marbles (regular size)

    Marbles come in different sizes. For this project, I prefer using the regular size ones. You can also use the bigger marbles. However, the measurements for this project is suited for the regular marbles.

    Grab These Essential Tools:

    1. Cutter

    Cutters are easier to use when opening the round traps of the Labyrinth than scissors.

    2. Markers

    Pens, pencils, Pentel pens, crayons, whatever marking tools you have will do.

    3. Glue Gun With Glue Sticks

    The regular glue can to the job. Glue gun, however, gives stronger hold. Thus, I decided to have this tool.

    Our Step-By-Step Guide:

    1. Make The Base Box

    Step 1: Before delving into the actual project, I find it easier to create the Labyrinth paths that I want for this project. But, if you want to decide, later on, you can proceed to the next step.

    Step 2: Cut a sheet of cardboard box following the measurements from the photo below:

    This will be the overall base of the project. Once done, put it on the side first.

    Step 3: Cut two strips of cardboard with the measurements of 33cm for length and 5cm for width. These will be used as the wall or side covers of the base of this Labyrinth game from Step 2.

    Step 4: Now, with the cardboard sheet from Step 2, glue the two strips of cardboard on the side of the sheet measuring 33cm.

    Step 5: We will now start working on the other 2 sides of the cardboard sheet. Again cut two strips of cardboard with the measurement of 28cm length and 5cm for the width.

    Step 6: Glue one side of the cardboard sheet with one cardboard strip.

    Step 7: Before gluing the other side last cardboard sheet, cut a rectangular opening measuring 2x2cm. This will serve as the Finish ‘line’ for the game.

    Step 8: Once an opening is made, glue the remaining sheet to fully cover the sides of the base.

    Step 9: We will now work on the inner sides of the base. To start, cut two strips of the cardboard having 27cm length and 2cm width.

    Step 10: Cut again two more cardboard strips one measuring 30cm length and 2cm width, and the other strip 32cm length and 2cm width.

    Step 11: Glue the strips to the side of the base according to the matching lengths (example: 30cm strip to 33cm side).

    Note: Make sure that when doing Step 11, the opening from Step 7 should be left open.

    2. Make The Labyrinth

    Step 12: The next part will be the maze or puzzle of the Labyrinth. Let’s begin by cutting a sheet of cardboard having a measurement of 26cm length and 32cm width.

    Step 13: Remember the maze or Labyrinth plan we made from Step 1? You can now transfer the plan into the floor of the Labyrinth game board. Start with making the tracks.

    Step 14: After the tracks, you can now make the holes. You can use coins to make guidelines. But, make sure it is just enough to fit the marbles.

    Step 15: Cut the holes open.

    Step 16: Cut more strips of cardboard a with width of 1.5cm and thickness of 0.5cm.

    Step 17: From the strips made in Step 16, glue them sideways following the markings of the track. It should look like this:

    Step 18: Mark the Start area and the Finish area.

    Step 19: Cut four more strips of cardboard with the two measuring 32cm length and 2.5cm width and the remaining two measuring 27cm length and 2.5cm width.

    Step 20: Glue the strips from Step 19 to the appropriate sides.

    You can now start your game! I hope you enjoyed and learned something from us. Now, I can relive the fantasy and have fun with a simple and inexpensive DIY activity.

    Final Thought

    What do you think? Will this be something you also want to do? We’d like to hear from you. Share with us your experiences from the tutorial. If you have techniques that can help other crafters, let us know in the comment section below.

    Also, if you have friends and family who are looking for a worthwhile and productive project, don’t forget to share this tutorial with them. Have fun!

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    Sultana Begum says January 29, 2018

    Firstly, i loved ur video and was so inspired that i made it. but the think is i made the maze too easy. plz can u say me how to make it little bit diffy and whats the measurement of the gap, line and holes? i made there mistake. I wish i could send u the pic so that u might help me out…

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