My big girl's needed to supply a game for the annual All-Saints party at church tonight, and I saw a neat idea somewhere about making a bowling game from empty soda bottles.
Next was the fun part, I decorated each pin. I made some pumpkins and some ghosts. The ghosts were made with white paper face shapes glued on, and the pumpkins were made with a black sharpie for the face, and a handmade stem.
I bought a bag of artifical gourds and pumkins at Joann's Fabrics for 60% off, so I think the cost was about 2 dollars for 6. We used these for the "bowling ball". This set held up very well. About 20 kids played with them for an hour and they were still in great shape. The artificial gourds became chipped and cracked though. (They are styrofoam inside and a hard layer on the outside.) I thought about using a real gourd but I am afraid that it would end up as mush-so we will be sticking with artificial.