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Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling

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What happens when the lights go out? You go glow-in-the-dark bowling! Kids can get creative drawing different faces on the ghosts that light up when everything else is dark. It’s also a great way to make the dark a little less scary and a lot more fun.
Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling
What You’ll Need
  • White paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 10 cardboard tubes
  • 1 tennis ball
  • Glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Black marker
  • Masking tape
What You'll Do
  1. Paint 10 cardboard tubes white for a base coat and let them dry.
  2. Paint the tubes and a tennis ball with glow-in-the-dark paint. Let them dry.
  3. Draw faces on the tubes with a black marker.

Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling

How to Play
  1. Set up the pins in a triangle shape.
  2. Place a piece of masking tape, marked with glow-in-the-dark paint, on the ground a few feet away. Then turn off the lights.
  3. Standing behind the tape, roll the ball and try to knock down the ghosts. Record how many ghosts are down, then help set the pins for the next player.
  4. Whoever bowls over the most ghosts in 10 turns wins.
Extend the Fun

Younger kids: Help your child try different ways to hold and roll the ball. Get silly and roll the ball between your legs, under one leg, or with your eyes closed. (If you try this last one, set up the pins near a wall or in a hallway so there’s less space for the ball to roll away.)

Older kids: Encourage your child to experiment with putting the pins in different shapes or formations. It may be harder to knock the pins down, but it’ll require more precision when rolling the ball. You can also move back the starting line to make it more of a challenge.

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