STEM Craft: Paper Plate Marble Mazes
may 30TH, 2023
At Hopscotch Girls, we love STEM activities for so many reasons. They encourage critical thinking and creativity while building confidence. As an added bonus, they give girls a chance to develop an interest science, technology, engineering, and math at a young age. This craft is the perfect way to have fun and practice valuable life skills at the same time!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- White paper
- Paper plate (the stronger the better, or hot glue two plates together)
- Hot glue
How To Make Your Paper Plate Marble Mazes:
Step 1: Use a pencil and paper to design your maze. We drew a circle and created paths inside the circle.
Step 2: Use your plan to lightly draw your path on the plate with a pencil.
Step 3: Measure and cut the straws to fit your path. Make sure your marble can fit through your path!
Step 4: Use the hot glue to glue the straws to the path on the plate.
Step 5: After the glue dries, place the marble on the path. Tilt and move the plate to move the marble through the path.
Step 6: Friends can race to see who can get their marble through their path first.
Repeat this process to create a fun collection of mazes, or try timing your child to see if she can beat her record each time!