Monday, March 15, 2010

Creative Recycling: Bowling with Pop Bottles

I've been wanting to make this game for a while now and I finally got around to doing it! As you can see, it's pretty darn simple.

All I used was 10 pop bottles, some paper, tape and a marker.
I cut paper strips to the correct width (to fit inside the groove of the bottle), then taped each end to the bottle and finally wrote numbers on the front.

If you wanted to make it prettier, you could decorate it with colored tape or even papier mache each bottle into the shape of a blowing pin!

And, of course, you'll need a bowling ball - we used a ball we already had.

Both kids really like this "new" game. Breck lines up the bottles instead of making the bowling triangle. And Rowan skips the ball altogether and opts to knock down the bottles with her foot.
Sometimes I have Breck hand me the bottles in 1-10 order, but not often - I want to keep this game as fun as possible.


  1. Great game - I just did this with bigger bottle for the cub scouts and added water to each bottle (with a cap on) and we used a kick ball. The water added weight! Older boys! (6-11)

  2. Sometime it is the easy games that is most fun, MB

  3. What a cheap bowling set! Great craft idea.

  4. What a simply fab idea! You could also get the kiddies to paint it with something that would stick on plastic, couldn't you?! Lovely! I'll pop this in my 'for Kyra' folder for when she's older! Thank you!


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