Get ready to build your very own Roller Coaster Marble Run completely from this book! In this book, you can find the coloured step-by-step instructions and all the card pieces you need to build this awesome marble run!
Mr K is into constructing and building things. He loves his plastic marble run set since he first had it 5 years ago and still plays with it on occasion. When he saw this book, he was very excited about it, especially as this is not an ordinary marble run but a roller coaster marble run with lots of loop-the-loops!
Before you start this project, you will need double-sided tape, sticky tape, scissors, bin bag and also marbles at the end. The instructions are very clear, it also explains how it works and includes facts in line with the interdisciplinary STEM approach to teaching. The book is divided into two parts: first the tower and then the track. These two parts are divided into smaller sections which allow you to take a break before you start the next section.
Initially, Mr K was happy helping me but it did get quite complicated, especially as you need to work as neatly as possible to avoid tearing on the card pieces. He gave up very quickly! I personally do think that this is quite complicated for a young child to do on his own. This book would probably suit older children or adults and will keep them entertained for hours. In total, it took me almost eight hours to complete this marble run. It is not easy from start till the end. After building it, I still had to test run it and readjust a few sections before it was running smoothly!
Both of my children enjoy racing their marbles from the two starting points to see which marble comes out first. Pop over to my Instagram to check out how the marbles run! We are very pleased with this impressive marble run and it provides my children a lot of fun. It is huge and even though the marble run is made from paper cards, it is very sturdy. Now I just need to make room to store this marble run! This book can be pre-ordered from Carlton Books.
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