The summer is dragging on and the kids don’t have any summer camps for the next few weeks. That means: 1) I need to find a way to keep the kids entertained. 2) I need to keep them from pushing me over the brink of insanity. 3) I need to keep them from pushing each other off a cliff.
I came up with a fun marble toss game that will keep them busy. It was an easy game to make and I used some of the scrap wood laying around my workshop. Feel free to substitute materials and make modifications.
I enjoyed using the Dremel Fortiflex to carve the intricate letters and numbers. I have to admit I’m enjoying working as a brand ambassador for Dremel and testing their tools.
Let’s get your marble game face on!
- Ballpoint pen
- Computer print out of “Marble Toss”
- Chalkboard paint
- Painter’s tape
- Paint brush
- 12 – 1.25″ wood screws
- Wood glue
- 10 – 1″ brad nails
- Wood putty
- Acrylic paint: Red & Aqua
- 10 marbles
- Compass or round objects to trace holes (tape roll, glass, quart paint can, and food container)
Optional: White pin stripes
- 1 – 1/4″ x 10.5″ x 24.5″ plywood (face)
- 1 – 1/2″ x 23″ x 9.25″ plywood (for side supports)
- 2 – 1×3″ cut to 8.5″ (for base supports)
- 1 – 2×4″ cut to 8.5″ (for upper support)
Begin by drawing a horizontal line across the 1/2″ plywood.
The angle will be approximately 22˚degrees.
Use the Dremel Ultra-Saw (jig saw or circular saw) to cut your plywood board in half diagonally.
You should have two identical triangles for the side supports. [Read more...]