Thursday, January 28, 2010

Recycled Bowling Pins


I have a nine month old so I buy these Gerber puffs in six packs at Sam's Club. The wrapper sometimes peels off when I open them and when I saw that the bare containers looked like little bowling pins I knew what I had to do. See how they have a perfect little rim that make them look like pins?
Today my baby finished off her tenth container so I pulled them out of the cabinet and we colored the little stripes with colored sharpies.
Then I showed him a couple of Youtube videos of bowling since he had no clue what bowling was. He loved the bowling scene from Grease 2. What's not to love...bowling, singing and dancing??? Then I set up the pins.
And he bowled.
I enjoyed reusing containers I already have and he enjoyed "making" bowling pins and spent a good part of the morning knocking them over with different balls. If he were a litter stronger or used a heavier ball I could easily add sand or rice to give the pins a little weight but, for now, he's just working on his aim.

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9 comments:

  1. That is such a GREAT idea. Something that I would have thought of. I'm going to save mine!

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  2. Such a good idea, now I wish I didn't throw all of those away!

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  3. Way cute idea!! I've done this with 2 liters before but this is WAY better.

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  4. Oh I am just seeing this post....LOVE IT! I am linking up to it today! :)
    http://thissweetlifeofours.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love it! I wish I still had my empty puffs containers!

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  6. UM hello that is the smartest idea ever! Love it- I have so many of those things- how fun r u! thanks for sharing the idea

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  7. What a great idea!!! Now I wish I hadn't thrown all mine away.

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  8. cool idea....thanks for sharing...

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