Have you got an old box lid, some drinking straws, some glue and a marble? If you do you're prepared to make this idea from another ancient Family Fun volume: Maze in a Box.
You can line the box lid with contact paper or construction paper for a background if you wish but it's not necessary. Just cut the straws to different lengths and glue them on their side to make the tracks for the marble to follow.
As an added gimmick you could make the whole thing like a Magic Eight Ball by writing phrases at different pit stops in the maze such as "You'll be lucky today," "Good dinners ahead," "Watch out for Falling Brothers" or other quirky predictions. You might also seal the whole thing with plastic wrap to keep the marble from getting lost or falling into little hands and being swallowed.
The maze you see here is the one Spencer made and in typical Spencer fashion he made it BIG. He liked the holes along the sides of the bottom because he thought it gave an added element of danger and excitement. David's maze was smaller, the size of a shirt-box lid, and more easily managed.
Make the maze as big and as complex as you want, but you've only got a few more weeks until school starts . . . just a few more weeks I promise.
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