Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Boo Bowling! A Ghostly Halloween Party Game that's Fun for the kids

 Here's a fun game for the kids at your Halloween party. It's a nice safe game. We first saw this game  in the Taste of Home magazine. It's a great idea!


Our dollar store paper towels had a bit of a design but I'm sure if you prefer a plain paper towel you can find them. You want a very thin roll. We tried to use our Costco paper towels and the roll was over an 1" thicker. (as it should be)  Use a clear piece of tape to secure the starting edge of the paper towel. (The starting edge on the paper towels I used was still secured to the roll so I didn't have to use tape) We bought the foam pumpkin at Michaels for $6.99. Already had the 1" electrical tape and the googly eyes.


Set up the 6 paper towel rolls in a triangle on a flat surface and let the kids take a turn throwing the pumpkin (as if it were a bowling ball)  and see how many "pins" they can knock down. This is a game that can be played over and over, as many times as they want and for as long as it is fun!


Use an exacto knife to cut the three circles. Just make sure they are large enough for everyone's fingers. You can either use black paint or black marker to color the sides of the circles. The foam is a dark yellow color and not very "Halloweenie" (is that a word?)


When we put the googly eyes on the bowling pins (attached with foam tabs) we made each one a little different, but it's up to you how you style your ghosts.  So now you have another fun game to add to your Halloween tradition and best of all it's easy on the wallet...... Enjoy!




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13 comments:

  1. Who could've imagined that those paper towels can be of great help to let your kids have fun this Halloween season? We can also use them in the future for the house, right? Great idea! I think I would ask my husband to help me prep for this!

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  2. VERY cute idea!!!

    Thanks for linking up with us this month for Handmade Halloween! I'm featuring you today :o)

    Happy Halloween!
    xo, Meredith
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  3. The fun! This would be great for my son's class's Halloween party. I have pinned this post.

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  4. this game is so fun

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  5. Love this idea for the little ones! So clever. Pinning!!

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  6. This is my first Halloween party! I like this idea and I plan on using it!

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  7. What size are the googly eyes? 28mm? 35mm? 40mm?

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    1. Hi, I honestly don't remember what size the goggly eyes are. Just put the size you like on it and it will look great! Thanks

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    2. Ok thank you! Just for anyone's curiousity. I ended up choosing the 35 mm

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  8. Any chance you've seen the foam pumpkin, or one similar anywhere lately?
    Thanks

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    1. Yes, they have the foam pumpkins on sale at JoAnn's fabric store. I've seen them at The Dollar Store too.

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  9. I've seen some at hobby lobby but I ended up buying some hollow plastic pumpkins at walmart that are all black w different color glittery polka dots. I had my son and daughter discreetly try using them in a deserted aisle to see how well it would act as a "bowling ball". It was fine. Doesn't gracefully roll down like a smooth round ball but that's what made it funny. ;) hope that helps!

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