DIY BALL AND CUP GAME FROM RECYCLED INTERNATIONAL DELIGHT BOTTLES

International Delight is doing something really fun right now.

by Holly

They want to know What’s Your ID?

Stop by the What’s Your ID website to pin your ID, check out the other pins from all over the United States and find out how to win prizes like: Magical Trip grand prize, Visa gift cards, FREE ID for a year and many other fun things!

Thanks so much to International Delight for sponsoring this post.

And since we know you will have empty International Delight bottles around the house, we have found a really fun way to recycle them while keeping your kids busy this summer.

A win-win!

DIY GAME TO PLAY ALONE

This is a variation on the traditional cup and ball-on-a-string game. What I love is the design of the International Delight bottles make it easy enough for kids to make with a little help.

Materials:

  • Empty International Delight bottle – I like the smaller sized ones for this project
  • String
  • Small Ball – I used a ping pong ball
  • Screw Eye Hook
  • Spray paint or something to decorate the bottle
  • Knife

DIRECTIONS TO MAKE DIY BALL AND CUP SOLO GAME

Start by peeling the label off the International Delight bottle. I love that they are simply wrapped and when the wrapper is removed it is a blank slate for decoration. I then cut off the end of the bottle with a serrated knife. The ID bottles have indented rings in the plastic which make a great guide for cutting.

I then spray painted the bottle after removing the cap.

1.To attach the string to the ball, poke a small hole in a ping pong ball with a sharp object. Then screw in the eye hook. If the eye hook doesn’t seem like it is strongly attached, then unscrew it and add a dab of glue to the hole and re-insert. Tie one end of the string onto the eye hook.

2.To attach the string to the bottle, take the cap off the bottle and open the cap. Insert one end of the string through the opening and tie on the side. Close the knotted portion into the bottle cap and put the cap back on the bottle.

3.Play the game! Try and flip the ball into the bottle.

DIY GAME TO PLAY TOGETHER

This variation is a ball tossing game that uses two catchers and one ball played with two people. It is even simpler to make!

Materials:

  • Empty International Delight bottle
  • Ball – ping pong sized ball for smaller ID bottles, or tennis ball for larger ID bottles
  • Spray paint or something to decorate the bottle
  • Knife

DIRECTIONS TO MAKE DIY BALL AND CUP TOSS GAME

Start by peeling the label off the International Delight bottle. Once the bottle is peeled, it is a blank slate for decoration. I then cut off the end of the bottle with a serrated knife using the indented plastic rings in the ID bottle as a cutting guide.

I then spray painted the bottle after removing the cap. The bottles could be decorated any way by kids or left plain white.

1.If using the solo game bottle made above for one of the catchers, simply untie the string attached to the bottle for this game.

2.Grab another ball, a partner and play!

Older kids can catch and toss from the converted ID bottle. Younger kids may need to use their hands as assistance for either catching or tossing. We found that if the tossing was too challenging, doing a quick flip of the wrist to throw the ball down to the ground and create a bounce between players worked really well.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

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