Maze in a Box Top

Maze in a Box Top craft

After slaying the dreaded Minotaur, Theseus used a golden thread to find his way out of the labyrinth. Have fun finding your way out of this Model Magic® labyrinth!

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    Look at pictures of labyrinths. Trace their paths. Play the Labyrinth game. Study drawings of buildings by M.C. Escher. See how his buildings look like labyrinths.

  • 2.

    Here's how to make your own marble labyrinth. Use your fingers or a rolling pin to roll out a slab of brightly colored Crayola Model Magic. Make the slab about 1/4 inch ( 6.5 mm) to 1/2 inch (13 mm) thick.

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    To make your labyrinth walls, cut through the Model Magic with a craft stick or other straight edge. Space cuts about the width of two fingers apart. That will make your walls the same height.

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    Place strips in a shallow box lid to form your labyrinth. Squeeze the modeling dough to itself to smooth wall seams. Leave plenty of room for marbles to pass along the paths.

  • 5.

    Use Crayola School Glue to hold the labyrinth walls in the lid. Dry 24 hours.

  • 6.

    To make marbles, mix aquarium gravel with Model Magic. Roll into balls small enough to pass along the labyrinth's paths. Dry overnight.

  • 7.

    Have fun rolling marbles along the challenging paths of your labyrinth!