Stitched Felt Maze Runner

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Safety Tips:

  • Children should have adult supervision while using materials that are toxic or objects that are sharp
  • Guide you child’s hands closely as needed while they use craft tools and materials
  • Children should use safety scissors

This maze gaze game is a great project that can be easily customized for different learning levels. Mazes can made small or large and made more complex according to what your child is ready for.

Thinking: this activity will help develop your child's visual skills to create a pattern for the maze and spacial skills to create the route for the marble from the beginning to the end.

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Required Materials:

  • Two Pieces of Felt at least 5” x 5” in size
  • a marble or smooth stone
  • Ribbon or small felt tabs
  • Pencil or chalk
  • Sewing Pins
  • Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine

Directions

  1. Cut two squares of felt the same size. They can be matching or different colours.
  2.  Lightly draw a simple maze on one side using pencil or chalk, making the pathways wide enough for your puzzle piece to pass through.
  3.  Pin the two squares of felt together lining up the edges and insert two small felt tabs or folded ribbons to mark the start and finish points of the maze.
  4.  Using hand or machine sewing, stitch through both layers of felt along the maze paths that you have marked.

What kind of stitches should you use?

Large stitches with a contrasting thread colour will make the maze easier. Small stitches in matching colour will make the maze more diffi- cult.

5. Using a 1/4” seam allowance, stitch around the outside edge of the felt squares, securing the tabs in place      as you go.

6. Leave an opening wide enough to slip your maze runner into the maze. Sew the remaining hole shut.

 

You’re done. Play away!

Nurture

  • If you make crafts with your child which develop their strengths
  • Your child your child will develop confidence in their abilities

Explore

  • If you create and make new games with your child that grows with their skills
  • Your child will develop an enjoyment for challenges

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This maze gaze game is a great project that can be easily customized for different learning levels. Mazes can made small or large and made more complex according to what your child is ready for.

Thinking: this activity will help develop your child's visual skills to create a pattern for the maze and spacial skills to create the route for the marble from the beginning to the end.

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