How can I use this resource?

Get ready for an awesome adventure in engineering with the Paper Ball Tracker craft templates! These templates are like magic spells for crafting your own marble run entirely out of paper. Whether you're a creative kid or a crafty grown-up, this resource is tailor-made for you. You'll need some cutting and sticking skills to put together the 11 building elements, which include columns, beams, loops, and curves. These elements are like the building blocks of your marble track masterpiece. You get to choose between a blank canvas for your wild ideas or a cool steampunk pattern for a touch of retro charm.

What does this resource contain?

This resource is a treasure trove for marble run enthusiasts. Inside, you'll find craft templates that empower you to construct a functional marble run solely from paper. These templates consist of 11 building elements, including columns, beams, loops, and curves, giving you the building blocks to craft intricate and imaginative marble tracks. What sets this resource apart is the choice it offers - you can opt for a blank template to let your creativity run wild or select the steampunk pattern template for a touch of retro charm. Additionally, a comprehensive 6-page photo tutorial is included, providing step-by-step instructions to help you craft your marble run with precision and finesse. So, if you're ready to embark on a challenging yet rewarding construction project, this resource is your ideal companion.

How do Marble Runs enhance learning?

Marble runs are more than just fun; they're an incredible way to boost learning. When kids create their marble tracks, they engage in hands-on problem-solving. They learn about gravity, momentum, and angles, all while having a blast. The trial and error involved in building a successful run encourage critical thinking, patience, and resilience. Plus, it's a great way to explore basic physics concepts in action. So, when your child is immersed in crafting their marble run with our Paper Ball Tracker templates, they're not just playing; they're learning through play!

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Paper Ball Tracker
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Unleash your inner architect with our Paper Ball Tracker! Design thrilling marble runs from scratch using paper templates and watch marbles zoom through your creations.

Grade Levels
Grade Levels
4th , 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Print Yourself PDF
Print Yourself PDF
31 pages, Instant Download: 1 PDF
Skill Focus
Skill Focus
Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Spatial Awareness
Speciality
Speciality
Problem Solving
Subject Area
Subject Area
Science, Specialty
Arts
Arts
Paper Crafts, Sculpture
Popular Themes
Popular Themes
Fun & Games
Resource Type
Resource Type
Activities, Craft Templates, Group Projects
Science
Science
Engineering, Physics
What you’ll need
Scissors, Cardboard, Heavy printing paper, Glue, Nail file
Age
10 years +
Duration
2 hours +

To get started, all you need is to download and print our Paper Ball Tracker templates.

Print out your chosen templates on heavy printing paper. 

Carefully cut out all parts. 

Fold the templates along the dotted lines. The printed side will later face outward. 

Carefully cut the templates along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines. 

Complete all elements.

Use a large piece of poster board as a base and draw a 9 x 9 in (24 x 24 cm) square on it. Glue the four columns in the four corners of the square. 

Connect all beams and columns together to build the frame structure as tall as you want.

The band is glued onto the edge of an element. 

The bracket is placed around an element and glued to a column. 

The ring is glued around an element and a beam. 

Connect all the elements of the track together so that the ball will roll smoothly through the track. And be creative- the templates are just the beginning... You can also add tunnels, jumps and much more to make your ball tracker completely unique... WOW! 

Paper Ball Tracker

Unleash your inner architect with our Paper Ball Tracker! Design thrilling marble runs from scratch using paper templates and watch marbles zoom through your creations.

$ 5,40

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