While touring P. Allen Smith’s employee garden during this years amazing Garden2Blog event, I was delighted to see these bowling ball lady bugs in an empty corner. What a creative way to reuse bowling balls. Below you see how to make bowling ball lady bugs.
How To Make Bowling Ball Bugs –
- Bowling ball
- Black silicone caulk
- Paint Brush
- Two 9 inch lengths of #6 wire
- Two 1-inch round wooden beads
- Exterior primer
- Red exterior latex paint
- Black exterior latex paint
- Cover the bowling ball with the exterior primer.
- Paint the bowling ball with several coats of red paint, letting dry between coats.
- Draw the lady bug design on bowling ball with a pencil.
- Fill in the design with black paint.
- Make the antennae by putting caulk inside the bead, then setting the bead on top of a length of wire.
- Place the bowling ball so the bowling ball finger holes face up, then put the caulk in the holes, filling all the way to the top.
- Place the antennae in the two finger holes, propping the antennae if necessary.
- Let everything dry for 24 hours in position.
There you go – how to make bowling ball lady bugs is easy as can be!!
*Note – Because the FTC requires it, I am noting that P. Allen Smith and his amazing team paid for this trip and Garden2Blog experience for all attendees – he flew 20 garden bloggers in to have the experience. We were not told what to document or how to document the experience, we were simply asked to attend – anything expressed in posts related to the Garden2Blog event is my own opinion expressed from my own personal experience.