Turkey Bowling Game

Gather your little gobblers & guests for a fun Thanksgiving game. Feast your eyes on these DIY bowling pins and let the good times roll!

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  • Crayola Acrylic Paint
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Coloured Pencils
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Pencil
  • Disposable Plate
  • Clear Tape
  • Plastic Cups
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Small Pumpkin

CIY Staff Tips:

  • We recommend a small faux or real pumpkin to act as your bowling ball. If you don’t have one available, a small, medium-weight ball will work just as well.


Step 1

Place plastic cup upside-down on flat surface.

Step 2

Cover cup with brown paint. Dry 1–2 hours. Add a second coat. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 3

Draw and cut out triangle on orange construction paper to create turkey beak.

Step 4

Glue beak to the front of cup.

Step 5

Draw and cut out wavy shape on red construction paper to create turkey wattle. Glue below beak.

Step 6

Glue wiggle eyes above beak to complete turkey’s face. Dry all glue steps for 2 hours.

Step 7

Draw and cut out large rounded triangle on construction paper to create turkey feather.

Step 8

Add details to feather using coloured pencils.

Step 9

Attach feather to back of cup using clear tape.

Step 10

Repeat steps 1–9 for 5 additional cups to create bowling pins.

Step 11

Get your turkeys into formation and bowl away!

  • Occasion:

    • Fall,

    • Thanksgiving,

    • Games & Activities

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+

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