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Recycled Bowling Set

Make this fun, colorful & inexpensive bowling set with your child.  This will provide a fun do-together activity, exercise and a real sense of accomplishment for your child and teach them a lesson in recycling too.


6 empty plastic bottles   (we used drink containers from kids meals that were saved from fast food places)
foam ball
gesso (white paint from art/craft sections)
non-toxic colored paints
Optional : 6 small foam balls/glue  (we used foam replacement balls)


Wash bottles and lids and let dry thoroughly.

Screw lids on tightly.

Paint bottles with gesso and let dry.  This is a primer that will keep paint from scraping off any smooth/shiny surface. 

Paint each bottle a solid color and when dry, decorate as you and your child wish.  We just did stripes and dots.

Let dry throughly before letting your little bowler get his first strike!

This craft is reprinted courtesy of ZiggityZoom.com.

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Early Elementary Craft, More Boys Crafts, Recycled Containers and Lids

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Nina has 8 of the most wonderful grandchildren ever! Her desire is to provide activities that grandmothers can do with their grandchildren to develop deep, strong, and enriching relationships.

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