Straw Maze Craft and Game for Kids

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Kids will love this simple straw maze craft and mindful breathing game. They can relax while they create and have fun using their breath to complete the maze. We also turned our maze into a farm and combined imaginative play too.

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This simple maze craft has lots of fun parts to it and lots of opportunities to practice well being skills creatively. Using playdough is a great sensory experience for kids and I found that my son got absorbed in the construction of the maze and placing the straws in the dough.

Once the maze was finished (with the added farm) we practiced using our breath mindfully to blow a pompom around the maze. The game was to pick a point and find our way around the maze. Practicing focus and problem solving too.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this DIY Straw Maze:

  • Play Dough (Here’s my homemade playdough recipe)
  • Paper Straws
  • Farm Animals
  • Pom Pom
  • Scissors

Lets get Started!

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You’ll need paper straws, scissors, pom poms and play dough.
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And farm animals and accessories !
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Keep some paper straws long and cut some others in different lengths.
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Then get creating a maze. Use the play dough to keep the straws in place.
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Don’t get caught up in it being perfect just have fun.
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Don’t forget a paddock for the farm animals.
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Add a few details to your farm like trees and fences.
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Then Practice nice slow breaths whilst navigating your Pom Pom through the maze!
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I think that this is a great activity for kids of all ages. The maze can be as simple or as complicated as the kids want to make. Older kids might want to leave out the imaginative play and focus more on the construction of the maze and playing the game. The great thing is they will all benefit from taking time to express themselves creatively and practice using their breath in the game.

Whilst kids are using their breath, just prompt them to try using a light or strong breath and then notice how it feels. Get them to check in with how they feel and enjoy the positive feelings of creating a maze and playing a fun game.

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3 Amazing Maze Games

If you love the idea of encouraging your kids to use mazes, then take a look at these beautiful maze games. Want I love about all these mazes are that they are also all made from wood, which means not only are the eco friendly but will look nice around the home.

Children’s Balance Board Maze

How cool is this maze that also doubles as a balance board from Russia Cult Store. Movement and a mindful game in one. This maze improves memory, attention and coordination of movements. I think this maze would make such a great calming tool for teens and tweens.

Double-sided Wooden Maze Game

These wooden labyrinth games from Three Wood Shop have been created to encourage the development of logical thinking. I just love them! Also great for practices focusing your attention. I think these would be an awesome in a calm space or even just on the coffee table, easily accessible for kids when they need some downtime.

maze activity for preschoolers

Wooden Maze Balance Toy

This simple but gorgeous kids hand held maze from Trend Lazer would be perfect for a preschooler or younger child. I love that it again combines movement and a maze. Especially focusing on

maze activity for children

If you would like to practice more creative, calming activities with your children at home or in the classroom. I have lots to choose from in my store or head over to my freebie library for some free printables!


I hope you enjoy making this maze with your kids, we really did and it was a lovely way to connect through creativity and a little calm! Emma x