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Having Fun Together

5 Superfun DIY Marble Run

These homemade tracks will keep kids busy all afternoon

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These DIY marble courses are endlessly reconfigurable, super-simple to make and sure to elicit squeals of glee from your crew.

Marble Run Water Slide

Cut a pool noodle in half to create two lanes-perfect for a friendly family marble race. The winner gets ice cream! (Via Mama.Papa.Bubba.)

Cardboard Box Epic Marble Run

Tape wooden sticks to a cardboard box (easy!) for a pinball-style setup. For an added challenge: Paint the sticks a rainbow of colors-whoever's marble makes it to the bottom without hitting green wins! (Via Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls)

Homemade Marble Run

Place pillows, shoeboxes, stacks of books, or other random items you have around the house underneath the track in different spots to create infinite marble-rolling possibilities. The wackier, the better! (Via Buggy and Buddy)

DIY Marble Run

Paint toilet paper rolls in bright, bold colors to make the towers for this entertaining set up. (Via Powerful Mothering)

Straw Roller Coaster

Arm yourself with a hot glue gun, and help your engineer connect straws together to make twisty, topsy-turvy track that can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be. (Via Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls)