Back in August I was pouring creamer out of the container into my morning coffee and when I set the creamer down I noticed that the container looked almost like a bowling pin. My creative mind started turning, ten creamer containers later and Halloween on the brain, I made an indoor Halloween bowling game for the boys!
For the bowling ball I picked up a foam pumpkin from the Dollar Store!
For the pins I took the labels off, washed and dried 10 creamer containers. Then I squirted some white tempra paint (cause that is what I had) inside the containers and shook around the paint till it covered all of the inside. I allowed the containers to dry over night then put the caps back on. Because I have a two-year old I should have (I will have to go back) and glue the lids closed. Then I just added the ghost face with different colored sharpies.
We set the pins up against our backdoor and the boys had a blast! I did go back and using painters tape add Xs on the floor where the pins go so the boys could set the pins themselves. In the end the boys played with the bowling set for thirty minutes and have gone back several times to play with it since we put it out yesterday. A fun indoor activity, perfect for our rainy weekend!
Since I drink creamer and had the paint on hand, the only cost was the $1 to buy the foam pumpkin. I just had to wait till we used 10 creamers. Though I am a huge coffee drinker so it was not that long!