Aren't these little gnomes cute?!? They were super easy and fast to make and double as prizes for the game!
Getting ready for Kalia's "fairy and Garden Gnome" I used Pinterest to collect all the wonderful ideas floating around. I loved this idea of garden gnome bowling:
Adorable but it involved a certain level of artistic talent that I don't possess....so I made my own version.
Puff containers are contoured into the perfect shape and the plastic label just tugs right off, leaving you with a clean white container.
I had some felt so I hot glued the hats on. This was the hardest part. I made a paper template first to get the hats right. I also found that it was best to hot glue them inside out (except for the very top), then flip them them the right way, glue the top point together and then glue them to the lid.
I drew on some faces with coloured sharpies and then added cotton ball beards with some more hot glue.
And to add even more awesomenes to to this project -I put in a woodland windup toy and two small packages of candy. Added some tissue paper to keep them from moving too much and then added two dabs of glue to the lid on each side by their ears -this was just enough so that the hats/lids stayed on but if you pulled the lid, you could open it up and get your treat.
I got lucky with my mom digging up some plastic bowling balls.
The kids loved playing bowling and actually did about five rounds each. At the end we announced the six top scores and handed out the gnomes like trophies. Then I showed them if they popped the hat there was treats inside! They thought this was so awesome!
Logan's older cousin won one and passed on the gnome container to Logan. Logan now has his gnome watching over him at bed time and loves that he can stash small treasures in.