June 3, 2009 by Shannon
What a great way to spend a rainy spring afternoon. Construct a colorful set of bowling pins!
I’ve been hoarding empty toilet paper rolls for a while now, with the feeling I’d be inspired to come up with some crafty purpose for them. And I did! Ta da!
I gathered up my set of 10 tubes, and set Kellan up at his high chair with a sponge brush and washable paints. I gave him one tube and color at a time, so we’d have a nice multicolored set of pins. After painting and letting them dry (which really only took about a half hour or so) I put a numbered sticker on each one, just to add a little educational value to his new, do-it-yourself playset. Then I rounded up a wiffle ball to double as a bowling ball.
We use a nice long hallway with tile floor as our bowling alley, which provides an echoey crashing sound when the “pins” fall. But a carpeted alley would work just fine too.
Now, if I could just figure out a crafty way to construct one of those automatic pin setting machines…