One of the unique fun games that kids of all ages can engage in is ‘glow in the dark bowling’ that features glowing bowling pins, made easily at home, or even commercially in bowling centers.
Traditional bowling has its shortcomings when it comes to young kids – the balls used can be quite heavy for younger kids, it can be a hassle to take a young family out for bowling, and the activity is not that cheap either.
Dark bowling with glow balls is an activity that guarantees tons of entertainment for the entire family, within the comforts of your home, and removes the issues associated with traditional bowling as highlighted above.
How to Make a Glow Bowling Ball?
To make a glow bowling ball, all you need is a hamster ball, several packs of glow sticks. Crack and activate some multi-colored glow sticks and place them within the hamster ball. Secure the hamster ball lid tightly ensuring the sticks are fully activated.
Another way to make these glowing balls is by using dark spray paint and/or acrylic glow paint which makes the ball reusable and long-lasting, as it can be charged by simple exposure to day light.
Brunswick Glow Balls
Some of the best glow balls for bowling are manufactured by Brunswick, and to assist you with your search, we have shortlisted 4 of their top glowing ball brands out there in the market. Let us look at them in some detail.
Brunswick Lizard Eye Glow Viz-a-Ball
Brunswick Butterflies Glow Viz-a-Ball
Brunswick Purple Cheetah Glow
Brunswick T-Zone Glow – Razzle Dazzle
DIY Glow Bowling Ball
Glow balling balls can either be made with glow sticks (as discussed above) or with the help of dark spray paint and/or acrylic glow paint. If you are using the latter method, then there are three different ways to make a DIY glow bowling ball.
Simply spray the tennis balls with the spray paint that is readily available in the market. You can use empty glass jars from recycling bin that can hold the balls during spraying for ease of comfort. Once the paint dries, you can flip the ball to paint the underside.
You can use spray painting for this type of glow as well, and using the same technique as detailed above.
For neon glow, you can use plastic balls and paint them with acrylic glow paint that is readily available in the market.
You can use empty glass jars from recycling bin that can hold the balls during spraying for ease of comfort. Once the paint dries, you can flip the ball to paint the underside.
In all the above 3 methods, steps, once the paint is dry, you need to expose the balls to direct light for at least 1-2 hours before you can play with them in the dark.