Make Your Own Mini Mini Golf Course

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Build your own Mini Mini Golf Course and learn about hands-on building and design, basic circuitry, motion modules and more! Start with the step-by-step photo documentation of other teams' building and design process, including their comments on how things went. Then use insulation styrofoam and carve and build your own course. Design moving traps and devices with motors and batteries or pulleys and gears to make your course more fun and challenging.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 4 weeks

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Model


Materials List (per student)

  • styrofoam
  • scissors
  • acrylic paint of assorted colors
  • paint brushes
  • tarp for paint splatters
  • pencils
  • markers
  • large nail
  • cardboard scraps
  • hot glue gun with sticks
  • colored paper
  • modeling clay
  • small battery powered motors
  • batteries, AA, C, D
  • wire
  • string
  • tape of all kinds
  • butter knife
  • straws


  • Physical Sciences
    • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Energy
      • Potential and Kinetic Energy
      • Work and Machines
    • Motion and Forces
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Research and Development
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving
      • Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Model Building
  • Sports and Exercise


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, Science Museum of Minnesota, 1997

Funding Source:

  • Science Learning Network Resource