Make a Three Circuit Labyrinth

Learn to draw a 3-circuit labyrinth. Make a 3-circuit labyrinth to walk out of rope out of cobbles, leaves, grass cuttings or other natural materials.


Shape, space and measure – using measuring tools and right-angles to lay out a labyrinth.

Labyrinth diagrams. Pre-made 1mtr x 50cms right angle (made out of 2×1 timber). Labyrinth making materials – cobbles, leaves in autumn, hay, sticks, mown grass and so on. Clipboards and paper for drawing labyrinths.

  1. Draw a 3-circuit labyrinth (see diagram below). Repeat until the labyrinth can be drawn easily.
  2. Make a labyrinth. A recommended ‘starter’ labyrinth is a 3-circuit labyrinth with a 50cm wide path. Using a home-made right-angle makes accurate laying out of the labyrinth a lot easier. Start with the ‘seed pattern’. In this labyrinth, the seed pattern consists of a cross with 50cm arms. 4 dots (made with white painted cobbles), positioned at 50cms from the arms.
  3. Lay out the circuits. Study the diagram. Starting at the top RH dot, mark out the first arc to the top arm of the cross. Next, lay out the arc from the RH arm of the cross round to the top LH dot. Use the 50cm arm of the right-angle to ensure the path width is 50cms at all points. Continue until the labyrinth is complete.
  4. Walk the Labyrinth. Depending on the size – full-size or small-size, children walk, run the labyrinth or trace it with their finger.

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