Searching for a hilarious Plastic Wrap Ball Game for Kids or Adults? Our family has played with layers of saran wrap with and without oven mitts! Fans of the fun game are going to love the toots out of this tutorial! Get ready to have a whole lot of fun unwrapping small prizes, lottery tickets, gift cards, dollar bills, and the best prizes around!
In this tutorial, we will teach you all the faqs… The good, the bad, and the UGLY! WHAT YOU NEED to know about the Saran Wrap game for adults and the plastic wrap game for kids!
The Wacky Ball Game Made of Plastic Wrap for Kids and Adults
Are you looking for an out-of-the-ordinary, humorous, and prize-filled game? We’ve got something special in store for you. You can play this game indoors with a small group, or outdoors with a large group depending on the weather. So grab a pair of dice and let’s get rolling.
The best way to fix a sticky party ball is with this type of wrapping! It’s amazing how much difference there is!
1. What is the Saran Wrap Game
Partygoers are lining up to play the trending party game with giant plastic wrap balls filled with prizes.
2. Where do you play this game?
If you are thinking of playing it, consider any celebration. This could include a birthday party, graduation party, bridal shower, baby shower, reveal party, Christmas party (turn it into a snowman), or a Halloween party!
At family reunions and Fourth of July parties, we’ve played it in so many places!
- Plastic Wrap
- Container (we recommend a small box or pie plate)
3. What Do You Call It?
The Saran wrap ball game has SO MANY names. What you call it really depends on your preferences. It’s crazy how many names there are for this Christmas ball game! Here are ten of them, all alone.
- Saran wrap Christmas game
- Cling wrap ball
- Plastic wrap game
- Cellophane ball
- Christmas party game
- Wrapped Gift
- Christmas ball game
- Plastic ball game
- Saran Wrap Ball Christmas Game
- Large Saran Wrap Ball
It’s a DIY party game, so you’ll hear many different names for it from all over the country and even around the world. Just choose the one that resonates with you the most.
4. How to Play
Saran wrap ball game instructions and rules are very simple. Whether you are playing this Plastic Wrap Ball Game with your kids or adults (or both), you will need a group of people!
Players should sit in a circle. The ball will be placed in the lap of the first player starting the round. After that, the dice will be given to the first person to their left, along with a small container in which to roll the dice to play the cellophane ball game.
The player with the ball will start unwrapping the ball and at the same time, the player with the dice will start rolling the dice. The player rolling the dice will want to roll a double as fast as possible so he or she could have a turn at trying to unwrap and win a prize.
Upon landing on doubles, a player yells, “DOUBLES,” and receives the ball.
If you’re playing with a group of friends or family members, instead of yelling doubles when you land on doubles, have them write funny names to say and pick one random name in place of “doubles” that players must use. The look on Great Aunt Mary’s face when she has to say “balls to the walls” 😬 will make everyone laugh (including her!)😂
Any prize or party favor that is unwrapped during your turn is yours to keep!
It is imperative that each player keeps the plastic wrap ball on their lap. If it is on the ground, it will be uncovered far too easily.
Following that, the game continues. The next person will begin to unwrap layers of plastic wrap from the ball shape to win party favors.
In order to cater to the needs of both kids and adults, we made two plastic game balls. There are goodies for the kids and a massive amount of cool stuff for adults, too.
Additionally, this allowed for more kid-friendly party prizes. As well as more age-appropriate prizes for adults.
It was the most fun Christmas game that was played in our town last year!
5. How to Make the DIY Saran Wrap Ball Game
To begin, you will need a clean, clear area.
Next, lay out enough plastic wrap to start wrapping the grand prize in the center of the ball.
Third, continue to wrap dollar store items, lottery tickets, and lip balms with more layers of Saran wrap.
When creating your holiday cling wrap balls, ensure that you alternate your prizes in different locations and in different directions throughout the ball. In addition, add several layers of paper between each prize.
Finally, you will wrap around and around until you run out of a wrapped gift, challenge cards, or a piece of candy.
In general, we use one and a half rolls of plastic wrap for our kid’s ball, and two rolls of saran wrap for our adult’s ball. Wrapping even more or less is up to you. That is totally optional. Also, the size of carnival prizes, pinata fillers, and camping toys will influence the building process.
If you are hosting Christmas parties, you might want to consider throwing in some candy canes (it’s budget-friendly) and having the ball go in the opposite direction if someone pulls out a candy cane. This is a great way of adding a twist to the game.
During birthday parties, another idea would be to consider placing numbered unlit birthday candles inside the fun party game. If the number falls out, that number of people is skipped.
Depending on how the game is played, it could either be a hoot or a hot mess, but it’s usually a total hoot for everyone involved! Just like this Bigfoot game so much fun, I can’t get enough of it! Haha, and these hilarious Christmas games are just too much fun, aren’t they?
SARAN WRAP GAME PRIZES
Gifts wrapped in Saran wrap for the game are our specialty. It takes us a great deal of time and effort to choose what to put in the center for the grand prize, first prize, and last prize for the game.
Before creating a game, lay out all the goodies you’ll need. If you make a mistake, it’s very difficult to fix it. This is ideal if you want specific places for small gifts.
The great thing about the holiday season and group games is that everyone loves wrapping paper. Therefore, if you have a little bit of tissue paper or gift wrap lying around, then wrapping some of the gifts for the holiday game is a clever idea.
Get your balls decked out with this festive Christmas wrapping this holiday season!
Saran Wrap Ball Prize Ideas
There is no doubt that as players peel back the layers of plastic wrap in order to find the special prize, they are thinking about what cool things they might find inside this mystery ball. These are some ideas for kid-friendly gift ideas and adult prizes that you may find useful.
- Sensory toys
- Pop Fidgets
- Mystery prizes
- Slap bracelets
- Whoopie cushions
- Glow in the Dark Party Favors
- Lottery Tickets
- Mini Cocktails
- Movie Tickets
- Beer Caps (could win a case of beer)
- Granny Panties
- Funny Adult Coloring Books (This hilarious Walmart gag gift will make anyone laugh!)
- Gift Cards
Saran Wrap Game: How many items do you need?
It is recommended that each player receive two prizes. A small group of ten people will need 20 prizes, whereas a large group of 25-30 people will require 50 prizes. You can also include small prizes like candy canes as part of this prize package!
How long does the Saran Wrap game last?
In the case of the amount of time, an average size ball lasts for ten kids it normally lasts around ten minutes. It will likely take around 15 minutes for a large group of adults to play the game if there are 50 or more prizes in the ball, and the ball is average size.
The entire time you are playing this popular saran wrap ball game people are engaged and this is people of all ages. The hidden prizes are just as appealing to children and teens as to adults. We love making this a holiday tradition to do every year.
This is the kind of game that you should consider giving to your family during the holiday season. The Christmas Saran wrap game is full of joy and surprises for everyone and it’s a memorable way to spend time together.
What are you putting inside your Saran Wrap ball?
joy abou zeid says
looks super fun!!
Thank you!!! 🙂
Amber Battishill says
This is such a fun and creative party game idea! It’s great because you can totally customize the prizes depending on what or who you are celebrating with!
I agree, Amber! I love this game because it works so well for both groups kid or adults (or both!) 🙂
Always a fun game! I’ve played once and loved it, so many laughs!
Yes! This game is a lot of fun! Great fun to share with family and friends. 🙂
Amanda Martin says
I’ve heard of families playing this game during the holidays! So fun!
This game goes very well at a holiday party! 🙂
Oh my god. This game sounds so wild! XD
Thanks, Megan! 🙂
The Southern Thing says
This is such a fun idea!
Thank you! 🙂
This is so much fun! Did one last Christmas for our adult kids. Prizes were candy, gum, lip balm, trial size lotions, decks of cards, big prizes were 3 gift cards.
Hi Kristi, I agree this is such a fun activity for parties and get togethers. I love your suggestions. Thank you for sharing and stopping in. 🙂
Nova S says
this one feels kind of wasteful
Debbie P says
This sounds like a lot of fun!