Cardboard Maze for Kids and Adults

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Creating a cardboard maze is a fun and engaging project that can provide hours of entertainment.

Whether you’re looking for a rainy day activity or a unique game for a party, building your own maze is a fantastic option

Let’s dive into the process of constructing a cardboard maze for kids and adults with these easy-to-follow steps.

How to make a cardbord maze at home

Cardboard Maze for Kids and Adults

There’s something magical about the process of transforming simple cardboard boxes into intricate labyrinths that can captivate both kids and adults alike.

Throughout this blog, we’ll guide you through the process of cutting, assembling, and securing your maze, ensuring a sturdy and enjoyable structure.

You’ll soon discover that the possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your cardboard maze to fit your unique vision.

Whether you prefer a small-scale maze or dream of constructing a Jumbo Maze, Use these instructions and customise your design as you wish.

Things you will need to make a Cardboard Maze

Here is what you will need to make a simple Cardboard maze for kids

  1. Cardboard sheet and a Box
  2. Steel Ruler
  3. Box Cutter
  4. Cutting Mat
  5. Hot glue gun
  6. A Marble

Related: How to make a Bookshelf for kids using Cardboard?

Step-by-Step instructions to make a cardboard Maze

Start by drawing the layout of the maze on a Flat cardboard box. Note that the top needs to be cut out.

Use a pencil or marker to sketch the walls, the origin point, and the target. This serves as the base for your maze.

Cut thin, long strips of cardboard using a steel ruler and a cutter. For this project, I recommend making strips that are approximately 1 inch wide.

Cut cardboard strips

To ensure a clean cut and protect your working surface, place the cardboard sheet over a cutting mat before using the cutter.

Now, it’s time to assemble the maze. Apply hot glue along one side of the cardboard strips and carefully place them over the drawn lines on the base panel.

Glue the cardboard strips on the base

Make sure to cut the strips to match the length of the drawn lines by measuring, marking, and trimming any excess before attaching them to the base.

Cardboard diy toys

Once you have completed constructing all the walls, Add marble!  And there you have it!

Your cardboard maze is now ready to be explored and enjoyed.

Cardboard maze ideas

Gather your friends and family, and challenge them to navigate through the maze, finding the path from the origin to the target. Get creative with different variations, themes, and obstacles to enhance the experience.

Adding an Extra Element of Fun to Your Maze

Building a cardboard maze opens up a world of possibilities for adding extra fun and educational elements to the game. Let’s explore some exciting ideas that can enhance the maze experience for different age groups and learning objectives:

Story-inspired Adventure

Take inspiration from your child’s favourite story, just like I did with my daughter’s love for “Red Riding Hood.”

Create a maze that follows the narrative of the story, with the goal being to guide Red Riding Hood safely to Grandma’s house without getting caught by the wolf.

Add multiple paths, with one path containing the wolf, making it a thrilling challenge to find the safe route.


You can also use this cardboard mase for storytelling by adding hand-drawn props!

Little red riding hood inspired cardboard Maze

Letter Recognition and Learning

Make the maze a fantastic tool for practising letter recognition. Scatter letters at various points within the maze and call out a letter.

Your child can then guide a marble or small object through the maze, rolling it to reach the location of the called letter.

Cardboard maze to learn letters

This idea can be adapted for shapes, numbers, and colours as well, providing a fun and interactive learning experience.

Cardboard Maze for Adults

Don’t let the fun be limited to just kids! Adults can enjoy the maze too. Turn it into a friendly competition by setting a countdown timer and challenging each other to see who can reach the target first.

It’s a great way to test your problem-solving skills and add a dash of excitement to the game.

So go ahead, try out these ideas or create your own variations.

Pin this blog to check back when needed. Let me know how it turns out and feel free to share any other fun ideas you come up with!

How to make a cardboard maze


More Cardboard Maze Ideas

These are just a few examples of how you can customize and expand the fun games you can play with your cardboard maze.

Let your imagination run wild and adapt the maze to suit different themes, interests, or learning objectives.

The possibilities are endless!



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