Teach an old pool noodle a new trick by turning it into a backyard raceway for kids' marbles.
Cut the noodle in half lengthwise with a serrated knife (a parent's job).
Use toothpicks to join the halves, side by side.
Cut out paper banners and decorate them with checker patterns and raceway messages.
Tape the banners to toothpicks or skewers and set them in place.
Finally, prop up one end of the track and let the good times roll!