Bowling pins

Bowling pins

This is a great activity to keep the kids entertained inside on a rainy day or outside in the sunshine. They will have loads of fun decorating the skittles and even more fun trying to knock them down!

What you need:

  • plastic bottles
  • coloured paper
  • markers
  • fabric
  • cardboard
  • wool
  • ribbon
  • tape
  • scissors
  • sand, dirt or water
  • tennis ball

Number of players:



Try and use plastic bottles the same size, making sure they are empty and dry.

Tape a piece of paper around each of them.

Draw faces and decorate them with markers, fabric for clothes, wool for hair or whiskers, buttons for eyes…pretty much anything you can find around the house can be used to embellish these guys.

Once finished decorating them, fill them 1/3 of the way with sand to weigh them down.

Now your skittles are ready to be bowled over … weighting the pins makes them harder to knock down … get your tennis ball out and give it a go!!

Created by Meredith

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