With the Olympics coming up and my 6 year old's new favorite sport being bowling, I thought I'd start some Sports Buddies crafts for the kids to enjoy. The Bowling Buddy is my eighth addition to the Sports Buddies. I'll be adding others to the Sports Crafts index as I make them.
I wince a little bit doing these buddies because I can imagine all the requests for buddies with specific country or team colors. Bobby Bowling's color scheme was made with Great Britain in mind, but would also work for the USA, France, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, the Cook Islands or Cambodia. I'll try to make each Sports Buddy a unique color scheme so that hopefully you can find at least one of them that represents your preferences. And keep in mind -- you can always print the templates in B&W and then color them in whatever way you like!
I realize bowling isn't an olympic sport... But it is a sport that I love! Plus I figured that it's something that a lot of children have done either with family or at birthday parties. Bobby Bowling's a bit dizzy from all the rolling around he does *grin*.
- something to color with (B&W version),
- Print out the template of choice (you can mix and match the B&W and color versions if you want less coloring).
- Color the template pieces (if using the B&W version) -- feel free to use different materials for coloring to add creativity/personality to the project (paint, markers, pencils and crayons are all fun choices).
- Cut out the template pieces (young children may need help with this step).
- Glue the bowling buddy together:
- Glue the face on the bowling head
- Glue the head onto the neck (shirt)
- Glue the pants under the shirt
- Glue the arms under the shirt sleeves
- Glue the legs under the shorts
- Glue the bowling pin into one of the hands
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).