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pumpkin bowling

Last year, I somehow found myself in charge of my daughters halloween party at school…hmm..25 kids. yeah. I had to  think of something that would entertain. ENTERTAIN. I had all these old formula tins (um..do I need to once again remind you of the hoarding that is me?) and I hot glued decorations onto them. pumpkin bowling

( I drew them all myself….but it would be really easy to find some around blogville…or even use pictures from halloween color books! )

decorated 10 tins.
and filled each one with candy or a surprise.
they got to bowl with a gourd (or a little pumpkin) and whatever one they knocked down they got the treat from inside.
it was a ton of fun.

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.


  1. what a fun idea – love this!

  2. This is such a cute idea. My kids would love it.

  3. So cute! What a very fun idea. I love it.

  4. Kris Stepney says:

    These are absolutely adorable! This would be a great game for my son's birthday party – Thank you so much for the idea!

  5. Adorable!

  6. What a fun idea! They are so cute!

  7. What fun! the mummy is fabulous! I am so saving this one! Thanks for linking!

  8. Very creative! I am a new follower from Monday's blog hops. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings…
    Saved By Love Creations

  9. Daisy Day says:

    Fantastic! That is so cute. You did a very nice job. Thank you for sharing such a clever and fun idea.

  10. So fun!!!! I always find myself in charge of things like that. How does that happen? 🙂

  11. These came out awesome…I do the same thing for tons of events we have where kids are involved…birthdays, holidays, you name it. It is so fun and simple and everyone thinks you had to work so hard on it!


  12. Sandy Ang says:

    Just so cute !

  13. [email protected] says:

    Wickedly fun! You did an amazing job on each of them! Love the idea of using the little gourd/pumpkin as the "bowling ball." Super clever!!

    [email protected]

  14. You are so creative!!! THose are so cute!! I love them. I NEED to make them!

    – Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

  15. Crafty Craftee Craft:>D WAHM says:

    This is so creative! I Love your blog and have shared some of your crafts (with the credit to you and a link to you). Thanks

  16. I wish that I would have saved more of our formula cans!

  17. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition – I featured you today! – – Mandy, http://www.craftedition.blogspot.com

  18. What an adorable idea! I think I'll let my Brownie troop make some of these for our campout! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Love it! I will definitely be using this at our fall party.

  20. This is such a cute idea. I am going to share it with my readers.

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  22. The cans are waaay cute! It looks like a lot of fun. 🙂

  23. You drew them!!! Holy cow they are super cute! What a fun idea too!

  24. I love this I featured it on my blog, please come over and take a look!


  25. [email protected] Passions says:

    SERIOUSLY adorable!!! Love the idea! Thanks a bunch for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions 🙂

  26. To Mommies and Beyond says:

    What a fun idea. I love it! I bet the kids did too!I am a new follower via Blog Hopping.Please visit @ http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com
    Have a great weekend!

  27. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    Love love LOVE! My kids would totally love this! I'll be featuring this on Monday! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

  28. LOVE this idea. I am going to have to start saving cans now…

  29. These are outstanding! Love them!

  30. Just stopping by again to let you know I featured this today! 🙂


    Thanks for linking up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday

  31. love it! i will totally be doing this with my three year old asap!

  32. d @ dthatssewme says:

    I loved this so much I featured you at my blog…with credit of course…AWESOME JOB!

  33. This was just so cute I had to feature it today for My Crafty Weekend! I hope you stop by today to link up some more great projects!

  34. I just posted on my blog about Halloween Decorations and I added a link to your pumpkin bowling! Super Cute!

  35. Great idea! Come link up at the Creative Genius Link Party! http://thecreativepaige.com

  36. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Clever, clever idea! Please come share it at my Halloween link party! Oct 1st 7am CST.

  37. Hey Kim 🙂 Just dropping by to let you know I featured this on Fun Family Crafts! http://funfamilycrafts.com/pumpkin-bowling/

  38. Cute! I blog over at http://www.2crafty4myskirt.blogspot.com/ and this Thursday I will be doing a round up of Halloween treats and party ideas. I plan to include this. Please let me know if you are not ok with that:)

  39. What kind of cans did you use?


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