Friday, August 8, 2014

Air Bowling With Robinson's Fruit Shoot

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Robinson's Fruit Shoot.  All opinions and the video within are 100% my own.



There's nothing I love more than having fun with my kids.  We play dolls, race cars, build block towers and more.  As a parent, I understand the importance of making sure Moo and JJ get in at least thirty minutes to an hour of imaginative play everyday.  Thankfully, the folks over Robinson's Fruit Shoot understand that as well.  Fruit Shoot is currently holding a 'Have a Ball Stunt Hunt' competition to celebrate imaginative play activities with our kids.  

My mom introduced my kids (and me) to the Robinson's Fruit Shoot drinks two summers ago and the kids have been hooked ever since.  They even make varieties that don't have any added sugars (winning!). So, it was a no-brainer that we were going to enter the competition to show off our imaginative play skills and creativity.  The rules are simple:

  1. Visit the contest homepage (here) to upload a video of your kids showing off their best tricks, stunts, and super-cool abilities with a Fruit Shoot bottle and any ball.  To qualify, please make sure your video is under 30 seconds.
  2. Share your video with friends and family and encourage them to vote for your video.
  3. Every week, Fruit Shoot will choose a winning video, give it the full-on Hollywood special effects treatment, and release it on their contest homepage for the world to see.
For our ball stunt we decided to do air bowling.  Sounds fun right?!  Check out our tutorial below on how we made our air bowling setup and you can be air bowling with your kids in no time.




Materials Needed

-Ball
-4 Robinson's Fruit Shoot bottles (1 needs to be empty)
-Scissors
-Tape
-String (5-10 feet)
-Tools


Directions

First, we made sure one of our Fruit Shoot bottles was empty.  Then the Mr got our his drill and helped me put a nice sized hole in the bottom of the bottle.  From there, I used some of my purple string (about 9 feet) and I folded that in half then fed it through the hole in the bottom of the bottle and out through the mouth.  Be sure to take the no-spill top off your bottle before hand.

Also, if you used string that is not coated (yarn) you might want to put a piece of tape on the tip to help feed it through the hole.  When we got the string through the bottle, the kids helped me tape the ball to the bottle and then we strung the whole contraption to our chandelier.  Now, let me just say that our contraption was very light (almost less than a 8 ounces) and our chandelier is very sturdy.  Whatever, surface you will be hanging your ball and bottle from please make sure it can support the weight of the bottle plus the ball. 

Once, I got it safely secured, Moo held the ball at 45 degree angle while I set up the bottles.  From there I just stood back and told her to release the ball.  The ball swung down and knocked over all of the bottles on the table.  Then I set the bottles back up in different placements/designs to see if she could still knock them over.  JJ got in on the fun too!

Cuteness overload!  I don't think I was this cute after my first tooth fell out.


This ball stunt is perfect for the outdoors where you can secure your ball to a tree and then setup your other bottles or pins on table.  Likewise, if you've been experiencing lots of rain or don't have a backyard, you can also play this game inside.  Like I mentioned above, just make sure when you're playing inside you secure the ball to something sturdy that can take a little weight and of course, always make sure you are supervising and getting in on the fun as well!

Want to see Moo in action air bowling?  Check out our video below.  

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Don't forget create your own ball stunt or trick and upload it.  If you need more incentive to enter, entrants get a free bottle of Fruit Shoot.  And each six pack of Fruit Shoot currently comes with a free Waboba ball that you could use in your actual video entry.

Have fun!


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10 comments:

  1. This looks so fun!! I love that Fruit Shoot is encouraging fun activity and giving away some awesome prizes!!

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  2. What a fun activity. I know my little ones would love it.

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    1. Yes, this is a great activity for young children. I've discovered that anything involving a hint of destruction and throwing something can provide at an hour or two of entertainment.

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  3. What a clever idea! We're always looking for fun things to do outside!

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    1. This is definitely the perfect outdoor or indoor activity to keep kids having fun!

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  4. That looks like so much fun! My kids would love that. They go for anything that involves contraptions and knocking things over.

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    1. My kids are the same way. If they can knock things down, they're in.

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