The Brady Bunch Kids

The Brady Bunch Kids

Friday, August 9, 2013

Glow in the dark bowling

As our summer starts to come to a close we decided we'd some at home glow in the dark bowling. With a quick trip to the dollar store to grab some bracelet glow sticks, and rounding up as many left over 2-liter bottles from my up-cycle gardening projects we created a mini-bowling pin set (6 pins). We tried out a few balls to determine if we'd have to change our 2-liters to water bottles, but quickly discovered that if we used one of our old soccer balls (size 4) and filled the bottles about 1/3-1/2 full all the kids could get enough force behind the ball to knock over the pins, lucky for us one of our old soccer balls was a glow in the dark ball too!

We first attempted to set up our bowling lane in the backyard on the grass, but quickly determined that we were spending more time trying to get our 'pins' to balance instead of actually bowling, so we moved our game to the front yard. After several ideas on where to set up our bowling lane, we chose to use our sidewalk from the driveway to our front door to help eliminated all the 'chasing' of the ball that everyone would have to do. We had 3 extra 2-liters, that we used to mark lines for the kids to throw from. The downfall to night time activities is trying to get pictures of kids in the dark.

Worst part of creating your own bowling, is having to set up the pins manually each time!

MyKayla attempting a strike

Our pins and ball

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