Make Your Own Bowling Pins

make-your-own-bowling-pins-2Today I will show you how to make your own bowling pins. You need six plastic bottles, spray paint in two colors, and a ball. You will also need a piece of white card stock paper, a pencil, newspaper, and scissors.

First you collect the plastic bottles. Two-liter pop bottles work well. Remove the labels. Take off the caps, but keep them to put on after painting.

You will want to spread out newspaper under your pop bottles before you shake your spray paint cans and spray the pop bottles. I chose to do three green and three blue.

plastic-bowling-pinsNow you will want to make a stencil out of the white card stock paper. With a pencil, draw some large simple designs. Then cut out the designs with scissors. Just stab the scissors into the center of the design and cut around the shapes. Now tape the stencil paper to each pop bottle, and use the inverse color to spray paint the design.

Let the paint dry and remove the stencil paper. Screw the lids back onto the bottles. Your bowling pins are complete.

bowling-pinsYou will want to go bowling on a flat surface like a hard floor or a back deck. Grab the ball (we used a wiffle ball), and go bowling. May the best contestant win!



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4 Responses to “Make Your Own Bowling Pins”

  1. What a cool idea to decorate them like that too. You’ve inspired me. I can assign different point values to the different colours.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ticia says:

    I should work on building up a stock of bottles like this. There’s always a use for them, and we don’t tend to get 2 liter bottles all that often.

    • Susan says:

      I collect 2-liter bottles after a birthday party, which is usually the only time we buy 2-liter bottles in our house. They come in handy for a lot of crafts!

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