Marble Run Fun

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You may have guessed by now that each week I’m thinking of ideas to make my house feel more like a home. We moved into our home almost a year ago and ever since, we have been gradually adding things to make it more us. Down in our basement we had a big blank wall. My husband came up with the idea of a big magnet board for that wall. When we lived in Boston, the city had an amazing Children’s Museum that we visited quite a few times. There was a room full of tracks to set golf balls on to watch them roll all over the place. The room included a metal wall with moveable magnetic tubes and pieces to roll your golf ball on. The Leonardo in Salt Lake has a similar exhibit.

We started with the metal wall. Josh got this from his work. They used it to list employees and chart tasks, then updated the system. I checked out pinterest and others did smaller versions.4

Then I picked up supplies from Home Depot and The Dollar Tree.

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I started out using the “Goop” to glue on the magnets, but swiched to a glue gun to get finished quicker. I will probably go back to the “Goop” later since it seemed more sturdy when it dried.

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I started adding pieces to our wall. So much fun! I can’t wait to add more and more! The funnels were the most fun and can be found at the dollar store. I couldn’t believe Home Depot didn’t carry them!

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The girls tried it out and had a blast. We are going to make a trip to the local thrift stores to get some more light weight pieces to add!

Such a simple project that can be done on smaller walls as well.

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Thanks for stopping by and try this little project if you need something fun to do over spring break!

XO, Repeat

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