Need a super simple children’s Halloween activity? How about a game of Boo Bowling using up-cycled McDonald’s Milk Jug Containers!? Anyone else save things thinking “I am sure I can use this again for something!” Well that’s me and “this” turned out to be McD’s Milk Jugs and something turned out to be Boo Bowling!
I started off by running all my empty milk jugs (not like we eat there every night or anything…I know I haven’t posted a recipe in a while but I promise…they were collected over many months!) through the dishwasher. Dried milk holds a dangerous bacteria that is hurtful to your family so take the time and give them a good wash!
Then I created these cute faces using simple shapes and my Silhouette Designers Edition of the Silhouette Software.
I then cut the faces out on black vinyl and applied to my clean bottles!
There are many things you can use for your bowling ball. I used a simple little pumpkin treat container. You can also use a small real pumpkin or a small gourd (real or fake), or even an orange bouncy ball or orange hacky sack. For Michael (5), I’d fill these with white rice to add weight and create more of a challenge for him however empty, these were perfect for Ryan (2) to play! Easy to knock down and easy to set up! I used our hallway as his alley, putting the pins at one end, him at the other and this cute little game kept him occupied long enough for me to get dishes done and the kitchen cleaned up! That’s a win in my book!
So tell me…what things do you collect because you know you will use them for something?!? I hope I am not the only one with a “collection” problem!
Also don’t forget that if you don’t already have a Silhouette Cameo you can WIN one this week! Head to my Silhouette Cameo Giveaway Post and enter! You can also create these using permanent black marker, cut out felt shapes or even black electrical tape!
Comments & Reviews
Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus says
You are good! Yep you are… what a great idea for those kiddos- fabulous game right here!
This is so stinkin’ cute! As a rule, I steer clear of McDonald’s, but I could probably find some similar ones at the store. Love it!
I collect Sky vodka bottles. Love the blue! The idea I had for them evaporated with this last move but I am not going to recycle them. I’ll just be creative and find another use for them.
P.S. WHERE are my adoption papers?!?!
What a fantastic idea! My weekly linky party has gone spooky this week. I would be happy to have you share this and any other ideas you would like to link up at “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com. The party is open every Fri-Wed. I hope to see you there!
Shane Curtis says
Very cute. Such a great idea to make like this one. This is perfect for children and I am sure they will have fun of doing this.
Nat & Holly says
These are DARLING! I love love love them, that they’re are up-cylced, everything! Guess I better get to McD’s :)
oh my heck this is cute Cheryl!
Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/halloween-projects/
Have a great rest of the weekend!
Thanks Cheryl for the feature! Have a great week!
What a cute project! Can the milk be bought by itself? My children are all grown and I don’t go to McD’s, but I do collect glass bottles from Starbucks frappuccino to use for some sauces I make. I repaint the lids, and sometimes add some cut vinyl or etch a name of a condiment on the glass. I also have an adorable card stock “milk bottle” carrier to put them in for gifts. I use my Silhouette digital cutter to make the labels and cartons and stencils for etching. Aren’t they the greatest craft tool ever?
Yes Barbara! I love my Cameo! The milk can be bought by itself at McD’s. I am sure you could use a smiliar milk carton or some Sunny D containters also (the small ones sold in 6 packs!) Keep your eyes out, I am sure you can find one that woudl be just as cute as the McD ones! Thanks for visiting! I appreciate it!