Create a fun game to play while waiting for the turkey to get done for free.
I don’t know if I ever mentioned it here before but I love bowling. Like used to bowl in a youth bowling tour and partially paid my way through college love bowling. It runs in my family actually; my grandpa was a professional bowler and my dad still bowls two days a week. We’ve taken my boys bowling a few times but they just don’t have the attention for it. Maybe it’s all flashing lights and music of the arcade games that distracts them; who knows. But what I do know my boys love doing is knocking things over.
That’s where the idea for turkey bowling came from. Now that they are older they get super excited for holidays; birthdays, Halloween, Christmas. Any time there is something to celebrate they wake up in the morning so excited only to be let down when they have to wait all day to celebrate. But not this holiday, this time I came prepared.
Turkey bowling combines all of our favorite things. My love of bowling, their love of knocking things over and everyone’s love of turkey. Plus, and this was my favorite part, it cost me absolutely nothing to make. I used empty green bean and peas cans, craft paint and leftover eyes from my Glow In The Dark Spider Pillow.
You’ll need 10 cans (or pins). Paint 3 cans brown, 3 red, 2 orange and 2 yellow. You will need to do at least two coats of paint on the jars and possible three on the yellow cans.
On one of the brown cans, after it is dry, use yellow paint to paint a beak and red to paint the wattle. Attach two googly eyes above the beak and you’re done. Now comes the fun part; set the pins up and knock ’em down! My boys have had so much fun “bowling” I may have to make another set so they can play at the same time.
What plans do you have to keep your family entertained on Thanksgiving Day?
Want to see what some of my friends turned “junk” into this month? Check out the rest of the November Junk Revision Challenge projects below: