Marble drop

Activities & Days Out / 18 March, 2019 / Nanny Anita

How To Make a Marble Drop

During half term I had a really quiet week! Mainly because everyone went on holiday. I could have had the week off, but instead I used to it do a major clean and sort out of all the toys. It only took a few days to do, so in the remaining time I made BB a new wooden marble drop. I think there is something very hypnotic about watching the marbles drop down. BB also really loves using things like marble run to play with. The good thing about this marble drop is that I can leave it out all the time and he can play with it when he likes, without having to rebuild it.

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To make your own wooden marble drop you will need:

  • Piece of wood
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Glue gun
  • Craft sticks
  • Marbles

At first I was going to use just nails to make this, but the thought of hammering them all in was a bit too much. Instead I a mix of nails and craft sticks.

marble drop

I used a pencil to make a rough design, then completely ignored it when I started gluing things down. The most import thing to remember is to make enough room for the marble to fall through. As I went through adding new parts I would test it out to make sure that the marbles fell properly. I had to add a frame to the out side of the wood. This was because at times the marbles would simply bounce out. With the frame there, they would ricochet back in.

Using both craft sticks and nails was actually a nice mix. It creates lots of different sounds as the marble drops down.

If you enjoyed making this wooden marble drop be sure to check out my other fun with marble posts. Plus if you have little ones who still put things in their mouths then have a look at my marble run with tapioca balls.

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How to make a wooden marble drop for children.

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