Pinball Play: Make a CD Case Game

Turn a CD case into a maze puzzle where the goal is to roll the bead inside the mouth.

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What You'll Need

CD case

Craft paper

Felt

Chenille Stems

Colored tape

Buttons

Pom-Poms

Small Bead

Glue

Scissors

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Step 1

Remove all inserts from the CD case, then trace it onto craft foam and cut. Trim edges of foam about 1/4" to 1/2" on either side so it fits snugly inside the plastic box.

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Step 2

Create a face with chenille stems, buttons, pom-poms, and felt. Leave the corner of the mouth open for the bead to land in. Glue facial features in place and let dry.

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Step 3

Cut chenille stems to fit around the edges, forming a frame, and glue in place. This prevents the bead from rolling out of the case. Seal edges of CD case with colored tape.

Originally published in the July 2012 issue of Parents magazine.

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