Aren’t these little guys darling?
I told you I had been bitten by the DIY bug! I’m pretty sure I had as much fun making this ghost bowling set as the little Mister has been having playing with it.
If you are interested, here’s how I did it.
What you will need
- Unfinished wood bowling pins ( I got mine here or similar here, there measure just about 4″ tall). I used six for this set.
- Unfinished 2″ wood ball – found at local craft store
- White, black & orange acrylic craft paint
- Something to seal the wood. I used this.
Paint the bowling pins white. I used two coats. After they dried I free -handed the little ghost faces with black paint. The ball got one coat of an orange soy-based craft paint and then I hand painted on the jack-o-lantern face. I sealed everything with a beeswax and jojoba oil wood polish but you could also use mod podge or decoupage finish to protect everything.
That’s it. Easy peasy!
To enhance play you could number the ghosts on the bottom of the bowling pins 1-6. I gave C a long black piece of construction paper to set the pins up on as his bowling alley. You could easily draw circles where the pins should go and make a number matching game out of setting up the pins. For older kids keep score and have them add up the point value of the pins they knock over. Highest score out of a designated number of rounds wins.
I hope you will stay with us throughout this week and next as we count down to Halloween! We are up to our eyeballs in Halloween crafts and activities over here and I want to share as many of them with you as possible!