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Fabric Marble Maze with metal marble and magnets

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Last year I made a fabric marble maze, and created a pattern that can be downloaded to make your own. When I was having my button pizza, sandwich, and oreos made, I decided to have the marble maze made as well, and it is available in the shop.

marble maze 1

It is made on a soft fleece black fabric with white stitching. The stitching is not as obvious as I thought it would be, so this is a fairly difficult maze. The marble is not stitched into the maze, rather there is an opening to place the marble into so that you can send multiple marbles in if you want.

marble maze marble opening copy

I used some puffy fabric paint to make the maze stand out on one of mine. This worked very well, and you can add that on your own if you’d like to.

marble maze yellow paint

I also got an idea that a metal marble could be moved around the maze with a magnet. I got some 1/2 inch metal Ball Bearings and magnets, and it worked perfectly and was definitely an added challenge.

marble maze metal marble and magnet

This activity is absolutely a fine motor and visual perceptual challenge, and will be hard for those who have very limited skills in these areas.

marble maze magnet


  • Fabric marble maze
  • Metal ball
  • Magnet


  • Fine motor
  • Visual perception

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Tonya is a pediatric Occupational Therapist, and loves creating things to work on skills and solve problems.

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