Sidewalk Strikes & Spares!

Sidewalk Strikes & Spares! craft

Create your own duckpin bowling lanes--outdoors. All you need are colorful Crayola® Sidewalk Paint, a ball, and some empty recycled containers.

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    Duckpin bowling is a version of tenpin bowling, played with smaller pins and a ball with no holes. Here’s how to make your own outdoor lanes. Ask an adult to help find a safe area and get permission to paint. Use Crayola Sidewalk Paints on concrete or asphalt at least 6 months old.

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    Draw lanes. Set up your bowling lane any way you like. Here are the official sizes. Measure and paint a horizontal foul line 42 inches (1 m) long. Paint two 60-feet (18 m) long vertical lines on either side of the horizontal line. At the other end of the vertical lines, paint a horizontal line. Air-dry the paint.

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    Set up "pins." Use 10 empty, clean plastic bottles such as 8-oz (236 ml) water bottles for duckpins. You also need a rubber playground ball. Set bottles in a triangle behind the line at the far end. One pin is at the tip of the triangle, directly behind the line. The next row has two pins, then three, and then four pins.

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    Bowl! Roll your ball down the lane and knock down as many pins as you can. Talk with someone who knows the rules and how to keep score if you’re not sure. Or invent your own game and rules! Wash lanes away within 2 weeks with the water pressure from a gar