American Girl Bowling Set
Ever since the really cute Our Generation bowling set came out, the kids and I have been obsessed with our dolls needing to bowl! We stalked our local Targets for weeks until finally, one day, the set was there! Very excited we brought it home and opened it to play with. My honest review of the Our Generation bowling set is that I was very disappointed with it. The ball is extremely small for what I think the scale should be. It is hollow and very light. It is not able to knock over any bowling pins that we made unless we really chuck it at them! So, once again a DIY was in order. Yay! Craft time. I really love the outcome of our our DIY American Girl Bowling set for so many reasons. First, it was very inexpensive! We got the wooden balls from Hobby Lobby which come 4 to a bag for $3.99 and of course we used a 40% coupon with it! That’s the only thing we had to buy! Woohoo! Everything else we had on hand. Second, it feels more to scale for the dolls. Third, the dolls can actually hold the balls all on their own without a clear rubber band! Fourth, it’s super fun for me! I mean the kids. Really, the kids have been setting up the pins and playing over and over. The Our Generation set didn’t come with pins either, so the DIY is a win win!
Small confession: I really wanted to find wooden pieces for the pins. I looked everywhere! I even tried to imagine two wooden pieces put together to look like a pin. No luck. Maybe a wooden maraca with the tip cut off and turned upside down? I couldn’t find any. So I just moved on and made them with cereal boxes. However, if I find what I was originally looking for, I will update this post! If YOU find something that will work, PLEASE share it with us!
- Paperboard (I used cereal boxes)
- Glue Stick
- Wooden Balls (Hobby Lobby)
- Red/Black Sharpie