Do you love all things zombie? You know you might have a zombie obsession when you’re driving down the road and out of nowhere you hear, “Unh… Unh… Unh… I’m going to eat your brains,” from the tiny humans in the backseat. (True story, by the way.) So what do you do when your zombie love has spread to the whole family? Embrace it, of course. This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for the whole family. Pull it out for a fun, zombie themed family game night or whip it out for your Halloween bash. Your tiny brain eaters will love it!
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- Plastic Bowling Game (Similar Set)
- Black Acrylic Paint (Grab all of the colors with This Set)
- Green Acrylic Paint
- Red Acrylic Paint
- White Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Plastic Paint Tray
- Spray Acrylic Sealant
First, remove your bowling set from its packaging.
Next, paint each pin black while holding the top between 2 fingers. Set the pins aside to dry.
- The tops will not be covered yet.
While the pins dry, paint half of your bowling ball black and set it aside to dry.
After the paint has dried, cover the rest of your pins and bowling ball in black paint.
Let the black paint dry completely before moving on to step 6.
Next, paint your pins green and set aside to dry.
- Be careful during these steps because your paint can come off before it is sealed with acrylic sealant.
While your pins dry, mix a small amount of red and white paint to achieve pink and paint half of your bowling ball pink.
After the pink paint has dried, cover the rest of your bowling ball in pink. Set it aside to dry.
Next, paint black faces on your pins as pictured above and set aside.
While the faces dry, lighten your mixed pink paint by adding more white paint to it.
Add squiggly “brain lines” as pictured above to your bowling ball.
Next, paint the white face details on your pins.
- Use a small detail paint brush for this step.
Let all of your paint dry completely.
Next, lay out your game pieces on a protected surface and spray with acrylic sealant.
Allow the sealant to dry, then turn your pieces over and spray the opposite side with acrylic sealant.
Lastly, let your sealant dry and enjoy!
How cool is this DIY tabletop zombie bowling game? It is so easy to make and totally inexpensive. Whip out the frugal game all month long for laughs and family bonding. Warning: Side effects may include the tiny humans shuffling around and moaning for hours on end. Personally, that’s a side effect that’s totally worth it in my book. Are you looking to throw an entirely do-it-yourself Halloween party along with this game? Check out these Wickedly Easy DIY Halloween Invitations and find out how to make this Easy Monster Owl Halloween Tree for your treats table.
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