DIY Cereal Box: Marble Run for Children

Have you ever wondered what to do with those empty cereal boxes? Turning them into a fun, educational game is a great and creative way to teach your kids about recycling and environmental responsibility while enjoying a Sunday activity together. This easy homemade game idea will be completed in just a few steps and offers hands-on learning experience for children! Once you've finished your cereal, gather the materials, and follow our simple guide to create this exciting and eco-friendly Marble Run Game. 

What you will need

  • Your Turtle cereal box
  • A pair of scissors (or a cutter)
  • Glue
  • Straws
  • A marble

How to proceed

Step 1: Cut out the front face of the cereal box. This will serve as the main surface where you will build your marble run.

Step 2: Cut the straws into different lengths. Make sure to encourage your kid to be creative and design their own pathway for the marble to roll through.

Step 3: Apply glue to the box, then arrange and glue the straws inside the box.

Tips for success:

  • Test the Marble Run: use a top-down approach to check that each level works with the marble.
  • Be creative: use colourful straws or decorate the box to make the game even more exciting for kids

 Fun DIY game idea for children & kids







How to play? Here are the rules:

Once the Marble Run is assembled, it’s time to play! Place the marble at the top of the box, as shown in the picture. and tilt it from side to side, guiding the marble through the straw maze until it reaches the bottom. Easy and fun, right?

Having your children make this game has plenty of benefits. It's an excellent way to build their self-confidence and pride in their own accomplishments. Besides being a fun game, it improves your kids' creativity and problem-solving skills. Not only will this entertain your kids, but it also promotes sustainable practices and reinforces the importance of reusing materials. Your children will be happy to create.

Share Your Creations!

If you make this marble run game at home, share it with us on social media and mention @turtlecereals. We would love to see your creativity in action! 😉