Over the weekend Joe rediscovered a box of marbles he had. He has spent a lot of time playing with then, making up his own games etc and, yesterday, he dragged out a wooden marble run set that had been Will's. The set is lovely, but a bit unstable on our carpeted floor, so, whilst he has been playing very happily with it, I decided to search for marble runs on pinterest and came up with some brilliant home-made ones, made from loo rolls and the like. Joe was particularly taken with this video of a fab marble run, made by a man who did it "just because he was bored"!! So, of course, what did we have to do this morning?
This is all stuck to the back of Joe's bedroom door! Lucky I have been saving up cardboard tubes for a while so we had a stack of loo rolls, kitchen towel rolls and some nice sturdy tubes from the insides of kitchen foil too. Plus, the cut off end of a fizzy drink bottle makes a perfect funnel! I had to help him quite a lot with sticking the tubes to the door, but he is already dreaming up a bigger and better design!