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MAKE: Candy Corn Bowling Game

I will confess, in my head this was a super cute idea that would be real fun for the littles come Halloween time.  I will also confess that when I started making it I was VERY skeptical that it would turn out even reasonably presentable.  But … all ends well and I’m pleased as punch with the cuteness that (after many coats of paint) came together!

Candy Corn Bowling, Use Creamer Bottles, DIY Tutorial Halloween

This is one of those crafts that most anyone can do … super simple.  The only requirement … you have to drink a lot (like … A LOT) of coffee with creamer :).  The good news for me … I meet that minimum requirement :).

To make this presh little game, you just simply need:

  • Orange, white and yellow paint.  I used a combo of spray paint, acrylic paint and tempra paint.  Whatever was on hand.  (I will confess that the acrylic worked best!).
  • Painters tape
  • 10 creamer containers (big fan of the Coffee Mate Sugar Free vanilla … as you can tell).

And to assemble, you just simply:

  1. Take the bottles apart and wash thoroughly.  Paint a coat of white paint over the entire bottle and cap.  Let it dry.
  2. Keep caps separate and paint these white.  I used spray paint that FOUGHT me on sticking to the plastic.  I tried tempra paint … also streaky.  After about 85 million coats of the two … we had full coverage.  Ok, perhaps it was a bit more like 5 coats.
  3. Place painters tape about half way up the bottle.  If you use the Coffee Mate brand, and there are ridges about half way up.  That worked for my line.
  4.  Paint below the line with yellow.  Let it dry thoroughly.
  5. Move paint down (or cut the corner if you have the ridge divide and can do a straight line) and paint above the line orange.
  6. Let dry and put caps back on.
  7. Spray a final coat of clear glossy spray to give them a finish.  Glitter would be cute too :).

I paired the set with a neon green bouncy ball.  This will be fun for the littles at our Halloween pre- Trick or Treat party.  I even made a printable sign for the game and shared it over here.  And with that … you have everything (besides 10 creamer bottles) that you need to make your own little fun game!


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