At Home Bowling Crafts/Games

At Laurel Lanes we are always overjoyed to see families walk through our doors to take part in a family fun sport — bowling. We are saddened by the need to temporarily close our doors but, we know that we are looking forward to seeing all the smiling faces again soon. We know times are tough as most schools have also temporarily closed due to the current situation in our community. We are aware that many moms and dads, aunts and uncles, grandparents and other care givers are now at home with children looking for fun and entertaining activities for the children to do throughout their stay-at-home days. We found three great activities, which allow children to enjoy their time away from school by getting crafty and having fun, while safely in their homes. This blog gives you guidence to create your at home bowling themed crafts! Sounds like fun right? The best part is most of the materials are items most may already have on hand. We recommend adult assistance and supervision throughout the entirety of all crafts listed below.

1. Mini Cardboard Bowling Lane

This craft is an interactive activity that would keep anyone entertained for hours. The craft is 3-D, which makes it all the more fun for children. We have included a YouTube tutorial created and posted by WE DO IT youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhrtKc2mShY They do an awesome job showing step by step how to create a bowling lane that will keep kids entertained. You will need the following supplies:

  • Cardboard
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Crayons
  • Marble
  • Scissors 
  • Construction Paper

LAUREL PRO TIP:  Make it a game within a game! Looking for your kids to get some exercise while being stuck inside? Maybe make the amount of pins knocked down each time a fun activity. For example, your child rolls the marble and knocks down 3 pins. Now you child can do 3 jumping jacks! The next time they knock down 6 pins, now they can give you six high fives! The possibilities are endless. We’re sure they are plenty of ways to fit it into your lifestyle. 

2.  Bowling Pin Foot Art

What kid doesn’t love some good finger painting, or in this case some good foot painting! Just the right amount of messy for an easy and fun indoor craft. Turn your child’s footprint into a bowling pin! Check out the inspiration story on this fun project from The Pinterested Parent website:  https://thepinterestedparent.com/2015/11/footprint-bowling-craft/. You will need the following supplies:

  • Construction Paper
  • White Paint 
  • Red Paint 
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors 
  • Glue

LAUREL PRO TIP:  This would make a wonderful gift for a bowling lover in your family. Perhaps a grandparent bowls in a league. This would be a memorable gift for years to come!

3. Glow In the Dark Bowling 

This craft continues the fun all the way into the night time. This fun idea can even be taken outdoors with warmer and warmer weather approaching every passing day. Create 10 glow in the dark pins with some help from those glow sticks you have lying around. All it takes is emptying the glow stick liquids into the water bottles. Give them a shake and you have 10 pins that glow in the dark! Read about the craft here at the website Fun Family Crafts:  https://funfamilycrafts.com/glow-in-the-dark-bowling/. You will need the following supplies:

  • 10 water bottles
  • Water
  • Glow sticks 
  • Scissors
  • A small ball 

LAUREL PRO TIP:  Store the handmade game away for future nights of fun in the dark!