Glow in the Dark Bowling Ball


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.

‘Glow in the dark bowling’ or ‘cosmic bowling’ is an activity that guarantees tons of entertainment for the entire family and the kids, 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, you need a hamster ball and several packs of glow sticks. Crack and activate the 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 Lizard Eye Glow Viz-a-Ball

This ball is manufactured with high quality polyester material and there is an actual image that is embedded within the ball.

This viz-a-ball from Brunswick can also glow when used under black light conditions – thanks to its exclusive 360 degree graphics, which come in limited edition.

This bowling ball is ideal for either the recreational bowler or a novice. It can also be used by experienced bowlers who like throwing them straight and knocking them all off!

The bowl comes with a complete package of a matching lizard t-shirt as well as a towel.

Brunswick Butterflies Glow Viz-a-Ball

Brunswick Butterflies Glow Viz-a-Ball

The butterflies glow bowling balls are crafted with an exclusive 360 degree graphics that are available in limited edition. It is ideal for use at bowling centers, or even for decorative purposes in your home or office, as it makes for a cool visual.

These are real bowling balls that come designed with your favorite images.

It is made from plastic/polyester ball finish and has a potential of high-gloss polish hook. Ideal for us in 25 low recommended lane conditions.

Despite the fact that the patterns are not aligned neatly where the patterns converge together, there is very little seam – this however, doesn’t impact the performance of the ball.

Brunswick Purple Cheetah Glow

Brunswick Purple Cheetah Glow

This bowling ball comes in pre-drilled form that do not get returned or exchanged, unless you communicate the change as soon as practically possible by means of an email.

The ball is available in 5 sizes and drilling is contingent on the weight of the ball.

These balls have exclusive 360 degree graphics that come in limited edition. These are ideal for usage at the bowling centers or even for display purposes in your home or office, given their aesthetic appeal.

These are real bowling balls that can feature your favorite images. They are made out of high quality plastic/polyester and the ball also has a high gloss polish glow.

These balls can also be used in back light / 25 low recommended lane conditions.

Brunswick T-Zone Glow – Razzle Dazzle

Brunswick T-Zone Glow – Razzle Dazzle

This bowling ball comes in pre-drilled form that do not get returned or exchanged, unless you communicate the change as soon as practically possible by means of an email.

The ball is available in 5 sizes and drilling is contingent on the weight of the ball.

You are well advised to purchase one and keep it in spare given the extensive usage they go through and the affordability of these T-Zone balls. They are available in multiple colors for you to choose from.

DIY Glow Bowling Ball

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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.

Spray Paint

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.

Fluorescent Glow

You can use spray painting for this type of glow as well, and using the same technique as detailed above.

Neon Glow

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.