Make a Homemade Marble Run

Use toilet paper and paper towel rolls to create your own twisty-turny marble run with lots of slides!


  • Toilet paper and paper towel rolls
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Masking/duct/electrical tape
  • A piece of cardboard (for the base)
  • Markers
  • Marbles or pom poms


  1. Decorate toilet paper rolls if desired!
  2. Tape them together to make tunnels.
    • Cut the bottoms out of some of them to make slides.
    • Cut some in half lengthwise.
  3. Glue or tape some of the slides to the base by cutting a fringe at the bottom of some of the tubes and securing them to the large piece of cardboard
  4. Use marbles (or even pom poms) to test out your marble run and make adjustments as needed!

Activity by Stephanie Zafferano, Fiske Site
Photo Credit:

Posted in Activities, After School, Art, At Home, Building, Fiske, Recycling, STEM.