I am hoping that this Friday finds you in the midst of a long holiday weekend with your family….. but in case patience is starting to run short (for either you OR the kids), I thought I would share with you again this fun kids craft that the kids and I made together last summer…. CD Case Mazes made with Bendaroos!
Most kids love to do mazes…. and 3D mazes where you try to move a marble through the maze are even better! So when I came across this great idea to make CD Labyrinths from Projects by Teri, I saved it in my Evernote notebook to use as an idea for our Camp Rowley! This is a super easy craft for kids that requires supplies you probably already have lying around the house- plastic CD cases and Bendaroos! In case you are unsure about what a Bendaroo is…. it's quite possible that you have seen a commercial for them on TV at some point. They are waxed bendable sticks that you can use to create all kinds of cool critters!
You can buy a pack of 500 of them for $8.99 on Amazon right now (click the picture link below). You'll find tons of uses for them beyond just this fun project!
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Of course Teri's mazes looked fantastic in pictures, and served as awesome inspiration for me and the kids!
You can use scissors to cut the bendaroos to the length that you desire… and then simply press them down hard into the CD case to get them to stick to the case and create the maze.
Periodically stop to check that your marble will fit along the path that you are creating…
And you also need to check that your maze has a beginning and an ending point!
The kids loved trading them and trying out each other's creations!
If you enjoyed this, please check out my other summer camp at home craft ideas:
- Create Your Own Camp T Shirts
- Teach Your Kids to Draw This Summer
- Stamped Rocks
- Make Your Own Lava Lamp
- Jeans Pocket Notebooks
- Write Notes Using Invisible Ink