Ever have a perfectly useless bowling ball sitting around and have no idea what to do with it except to leave it for the garbage truck? They’re heavy and roll, so there isn’t a whole lot you can do with them, right? Check out this fun project…a bowling ball pumpkin!
I’d seen them be used for yard art, but it wasn’t until this fall rolled around that the idea struck me….a PUMPKIN!
Want to make one too? Just grab a bowling ball, some paint, and let’s roll! (get it? bowling ball…roll…ha!)
Starting off, we wanted the ball to stay put on any surface, so we took a 6.5″ x 6″ piece of old barn wood (any wood will do), and drilled a hole using a 2″ hole saw bit on our drill. You don’t have to have wood, you could use a dish, candlestick, etc. to hold it in place – our ball even stayed when placed on the finger holes, but I wanted to be sure my little ones didn’t knock it over.
Next, since you want the paint to stick to the slick surface of the ball, grab some sandpaper and rough up the surface a bit.