Mummy Bowling is a fun and festive game perfect for any Halloween party. It’s suitable for all ages and can be easily tailored to be more challenging for adults or simpler for children. Here’s how to get the party started:
How can I create mummy bowling pins using toilet paper and googly eyes?
Create mummy bowling pins for a thematic game by wrapping store-bought pins in toilet paper, securing the ends, and sticking googly eyes towards the top or middle. These mummy pins turned out to look a little like ghost bowling pins or a mixture of the two, lol.
What You’ll Need:
- 10 empty plastic bottles (These will be your pins)
- A small to medium-sized ball (A pumpkin-shaped ball could add a Halloween twist)
- White crepe paper or toilet paper
- Tape or rubber bands
- Markers or stickers to decorate the ‘mummies’
- A hallway, driveway, or any long space to set up your bowling lane
- Create the Mummy Pins: Wrap each plastic bottle with white crepe paper or toilet paper to look like mummies. Secure the paper with tape or rubber bands. You can draw eyes and mouths on your mummies or use stickers to decorate them.
- Prepare the Bowling Lane: Clear a flat space in your hallway or backyard and set up your ‘mummies’ in a typical ten-pin formation at the end.
- Mark the Starting Line: Use tape or chalk to mark where players will bowl from, adjusting the distance for kids or adults for difficulty.
Rules of the Mummy Bowling Game:
- Each player gets two tries per turn to knock down as many ‘mummy’ pins as possible.
- Keep score by assigning one point for each mummy knocked down.
- After each player’s turn, reset the mummies for the next person.
For children, make the starting line closer and consider using a bigger ball to make it easier for them to hit the mummy pins. For adults, increase the distance of the starting line and possibly opt for a smaller ball for added difficulty.
- A player gets a spare if they knock down all the mummies in two tries.
- A strike is when a player knocks down all the mummies in one go.
- Keep track of each player’s score throughout the game, and the player with the highest score at the end wins.
- Use glow-in-the-dark tape or paper to wrap the pins and play in the dark with glow sticks as boundaries for extra Halloween ambiance.
- Add Halloween-themed challenges or dares when someone gets a strike or spare for adult versions.
Mummy Bowling is a versatile activity that can be enjoyed at any Halloween festivity. Quick to set up and easy to play, it is sure to be a hit with guests of all ages. So roll up your sleeves, get your mummy pins in a row, and let the good times roll!