Magnetic Maze



Create an interactive maze game with some materials around the house!


  • Paper
  • Cardboard (a cereal box would be perfect!)
  • Pencil/Markers/Crayons
  • Magnet
  • Paperclip
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Popsicle stick

Project Steps

Step 1

On your blank paper sketch out an idea for your maze.

Step 2

Using markers or pens, outline your maze, and get a little creative with your design!

Pencil and sketch for magnetic maze
Magnetic maze with a duck and a pond

Step 3

Glue your maze to the cardboard using a glue stick. If you don’t have any cardboard handy, you can use construction paper or cardstock. Anything to make your maze a little more rigid!

Step 4

Next, we’ll create the magnetic wand.
Attach a magnet to a popsicle stick using a hot glue gun.

Glue gun and a "magic wand" made from a magnet and popsicle stick

Step 5

Next, we’ll create the maze runner.

On a piece of paper sketch an object or character that will go through your maze.
Cut your object out.

Step 6

Using the hot glue gun again, attach a paperclip to the back of your object.

Glue gun and a "maze runner" made from a paper and a paperclip

Step 7

Play your game!
Use the wand on the backside of your maze to navigate the object through to the end.

Magnetic maze with magic wand

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Here is a downloadable version of the activity. Please feel free to download and print this PDF! Daily Prompts - Magnetic Maze