Since I'm hosting Easter at my house this year, I thought Easter bowling would be a great indoor activity for the kids. We made these cute Easter bowling pins with plastic eggs that were already decorated, toilet paper rolls, and cardstock. This was a fun craft for my kids and they'll have festive bowling pins ready to go for our party!
Easter Bowling Game Instructions
1. We used eggs that we had already decorated with our foam kits, but you could use plastic eggs decorated with stickers, or plain plastic eggs at all! You'll need to start with 6 toilet paper rolls, and 3 pieces of 8.5×11 cardstock or colored paper.
2. Cut your colored paper to 4.5 x 5.5 inches using a paper trimmer or scissors. This will cover your paper roll.
3. Apply adhesive to the edges of your cardstock. I used a Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider), but you could probably also use a glue gun or tacky glue. If you're using tacky glue, you'll need to hold the paper down until it bonds.
4. Align the toilet paper roll to the edge of the paper, with adhesive side up.
5. Roll the toilet paper tube to secure the paper to the tube. You'll see here that it isn't perfectly aligned, but that's okay! The bowling pin will still stand on it's own.
6. For extra security, you'll need to add three staples to the back so the cardstock doesn't come off the paper tube.
7. Now add 4 glue dots to the lower half of the plastic egg, so the egg won't fall off while your kids are bowling.
8. Place your egg on top of the paper roll – the glue dots will secure the egg to the paper roll.
And here are the finished bowling pins!
Now we have a fun, low-cost Easter party game for the kids. My daughter had a blast with this DIY bowling game!
Here is the full craft supply list:
- Plastic Easter Eggs
- Easter Egg Decorating Kits – or use your own eggs decorated with stickers
- 6 Toilet Paper Rolls
- Colored Cardstock or Paper
- Paper Trimmer or Scissors
- Scrapbooking adhesive, glue gun, or tacky glue
- Small ball to use as the bowling ball
Have fun and hope your kids enjoy!