plate marble maze

An easy experiment on slope, gravity and inertia for the little ones.

An easy experiment on slope, gravity and inertia for the little ones.

Ready to roll out a little fun? With a paper plate, everyday art supplies and a creative spirit, you can deliver an easy — and easily modifiable — S.T.E.A.M. challenge to your tykes.

Let the good times roll!

Plate Marble Maze

What You Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Glass marbles
  • Glue
  • Paper or plastic plates (with high edges to stop the marble from rolling away)
  • Pipe cleaners or bendable plastic straws
  • Small pom-pom balls
  • Scissors
  • Tape

What You Do:

  • Gather your plate and supplies.
  • Cut pieces of construction paper into strips for arches.
  • Gather your pipe cleaners and pom-poms to build route barriers.
  • Use glue and tape to secure your materials to the plate.