Pyramid Bowling

By | April 12, 2012

Pyramid Bowling

Here is another great re-purposing craft.   If you use a lot of cans when cooking like I do then this is a great project for you and the kids.  This is also a great project for those rainy days when you need to keep the kids busy for a while.

We painted our cans but truthfully you don’t have to for this game.  My daughter just really loves to paint so we paint everything.  It also keeps her busy for a while so if I need to get things done giving her something to paint can really help.

After our cans were dry and we could start bowling we had so much fun.  My oldest played with this for over an hour.  She even went and got a soft soccer type ball and started kicking it at the cans.  So maybe this should be Pyramid Soccer too.  At one point she made two stacks one for bowling and one for soccer she would throw one ball then kick the other.  She really started to use her imagination with this one.

What are these for?

We tried to get my youngest to play and would give her the ball and try and show her how to throw it at the cans, but she was much more interested in playing chase and as soon as she got the ball would take off running in the other direction.  She did finally come and started playing with the cans once my oldest was done knocking them all down.

This is also a great way to get your kids counting.  They need to stack up the cans to play so they need to count four on the bottom, then three, then two, then one for the top.  All for a total of 10 cans.  It’s always great to incorporate some learning into games when you can.

Visit our RECYCLED CRAFT Board on Pintrest for more fun ideas!  And visit our GAMES page to find more fun entertaining games for the kids!


10 cans
Paint (can omit)
1 ball


 Start by painting your cans (if you choose to do this part)
 Once paint is dry stack your cans with four on the bottom, three, two, then one on top.
 Now stand away from the cans (closer for younger kids farther away for older kids) and throw your ball.
 The goal of the game is to knock down all the cans.  So if you don’t knock them all down just throw the ball again till you do.
Want to keep score?  Then just like bowling one point for each can.

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7 thoughts on “Pyramid Bowling

  1. Katherines Corner

    What fun!! love it. A great way to recycle too. Thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I’m behind in saying thank you. My Monday post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

  2. D @ The Shady Porch

    It’s always seemed funny to me, how kids love cans and boxes, yet each year folks spend lots of $$ on plastic toys? Anyway, I love this simple yet, Earth friendly game. Thanks for joining the Earth Day Challenge!

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