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Halloween Bowling

Create a fun, and spooky Halloween Bowling game for your next Halloween party.
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 bowling set
Author Ang Paris


  • Tacky Glue


  • Kids Set of Plastic Bowling Pins at least 13.5" tall
  • Cotton Gauze
  • Googly Eyes
  • Ribbon optional


  • Roll out a small piece of gauze and place your bowling pin on top of the gauze.
  • Start wrapping the gauze tightly around your bowling pin, starting from the bottom, working your way to the top. It just takes a few wraps around the bowling pin to completely cover the pin, and get the oh-so wrapped up look.
  • Once you have fully wrapped the bowling pin, dab a small amount of glue onto the gauze and press firmly into place. This should hold your gauze in place. I used tacky glue, which I'd recommend because it holds really well, especially once the kids start playing and knocking these adorable pins down.
  • Next, you can apply your googly eyes using a small amount of tacky glue again. Press each eye firmly in place and let dry.
  • Leave the mummies to air-dry for a bit before moving on to the next step.
  • Once the glue has dried, add some fun and festive Halloween ribbon around the mummy neck.


The bowling pins I used are only 13.5" tall, so they are fairly small in comparison to regular pins, making it nice when you're wrapping them up - mummy style. I still used quite a few rolls of cotton gauze, even with small bowling pins.
I'd say to be safe purchase extra rolls so you don't run out halfway through wrapping your pins. I bought at least 5 rolls. It helps if you have some kind of dollar store, that's where I found the cotton gauze used.
Working with the gauze is super flexible and very forgivable, which makes this a great activity to let the kids help with, especially if you like the extra hands-on help.