How to Make A Penny Bowling Ball

 

By Pam Kessler of Houseofhawthornes.com

How to make a penny bowling ball, fun and unique yard art for your garden. And some people say the copper pennies repel slugs!

This weekend I turned an old bowling ball that I found at a garage sale into a gazing ball-like piece of yard art. A penny bowling ball!

I bought this bowling ball, bag and pair of old used bowling shoes (yuck) at a church garage sale all for just $1.00. I knew I only wanted the bowling ball itself, so the other items were just along for the ride.

How To Make A Penny Bowling Ball

The first thing I did was fill in the finger holes with paper towels until there was about 1/4″ of the holes left and then filled the rest of the holes in with some caulking I had laying around the house.

And then threw the bag and shoes into my Goodwill pile.

How to make a penny bowling ball, fun and unique yard art for your garden. And some people say the copper pennies repel slugs!
I wanted to cover the ball in pennies so I used roughly $4.50 worth.
So then I searched the Internet for other penny cleaning tips and ran across some science experiments for kids that uses 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1 teaspoon of table salt to clean them.

Next I used Dap Clear Silicone Sealant for Doors And Windows to glue the pennies onto the bowling ball.

How to make a penny bowling ball, fun and unique yard art for your garden. And some people say the copper pennies repel slugs!

I glued them all heads up, but that was my OCD kicking in – you could mix it up if you wanted. Or maybe do all heads except for one tail???

And here is the finished project.

How to make a penny bowling ball, fun and unique yard art for your garden. And some people say the copper pennies repel slugs!
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