Autumn is definitely here, so celebrate the harvest season with a handmade, farm-inspired marble run. All you need is a cardboard box lid, a marble, and a few bits and pieces you probably have lying around the house. In this maze, the marble has to get from the farmer's tractor (made of raisin boxes and bottle caps) to the big red barn (a milk carton). Weave through the pumpkin patch and past the apple tree, but don't get stuck in the pig's mud puddle or the duck pond (cut a whole in the box lid and glue cardstock underneath to create these traps). Navigate through the corn fields (yes, those are Q-tips painted yellow) and out through the grain silo (toilet paper tube), into the barn, and you've made it.
It's infinitely customizable, so let your creativity go!
(Images: Katie Steuernagle)