Creative Child

Fine Motor Maze

by Jenna Gleason

Create this fun maze with just straws and a shoe box! This maze is super easy to make and extremely cheap. This project helps with fine motor skills and can be a fun game to keep the kids busy for hours! Learning to control the movement of the marble takes a lot of practice for little hands. Not only does your child have to move the marble precisely through the maze, he also has to be able to stop the movement and change the direction of the marble.



Shoe Box Lid


Hot Glue

Construction Paper or Paint

Marble or Small Ball


  1. Line (or cover) your shoe box lid with construction paper or paint it a fun color!
  1. Draw out where your maze will go in the lid. Cut out pieces of your straws to make the maze.
  1. Glue the straw pieces to the construction paper or painted base. Make a start and finish line and place the marble at the starting line. Good luck and have fun!

Jenna is a staff writer and production assistant at Creative Child Magazine. She is currently attending University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

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