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Mum turns her hallway into a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley using water bottles and Amazon bargains

AS LOCKDOWN continues, people have been pulling out all the stops to get creative and prevent boredom.

And one creative mum has been praised for making an incredible glow-in-the-dark bowling alley in her hallway for her kids, using water bottles. 

Creative mum Rachael Harrison shared how she has made a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley in her hallway for her kids

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Creative mum Rachael Harrison shared how she has made a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley in her hallway for her kidsCredit: FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS/Facebook

Rachael Harrison took to Facebook to share her impressive home activity, which she said has provided “hours of fun” for her family. 

On the Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas group, she wrote: “Made a bowling alley for our hall way.

“Got the uv black light from Amazon for about £16. This came as a pack of two but there are loads on there, some cheaper.

“UV tapes also Amazon £6 for 7/8 tapes.  There are also loads of different ones available.

Rachael said the bowling alley has provided 'hours of fun' for her family

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Rachael said the bowling alley has provided ‘hours of fun’ for her familyCredit: FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS/Facebook
She made the bowling alley using cheap UV tape from Amazon - and she also bought a backlight kit

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She made the bowling alley using cheap UV tape from Amazon – and she also bought a backlight kitCredit: Amazon
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“Cheap water bottles with different levels of water in each one. 

“We played with different points for certain colours.

“Small tennis or foam ball as the bowling ball.”

People were quick to praise her efforts in the comments

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People were quick to praise her efforts in the commentsCredit: FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS/Facebook
Other families showed off their own bowling alleys

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Other families showed off their own bowling alleysCredit: FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS/Facebook
Some people used fairy lights for their bowling lanes

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Some people used fairy lights for their bowling lanesCredit: FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS/Facebook
Other people also used the UV tape for their home projects

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Other people also used the UV tape for their home projectsCredit: FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS/Facebook

Her post has clearly impressed other parents, who raved about the bowling alley idea. 

One said: “This is brilliant.”

Another added: “What a bloody good idea this is!!!! Genius!”

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During the pandemic they’ve been busy juggling childcare, homeschooling and work, with the added stress of worrying about the health of elderly relatives and vulnerable friends. 

It’s never been a harder time to be a mum, so this year it’s even more important to honour the amazing women in our lives. 

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If you want to nominate a mum then fill in the form here.   

To enter, upload a photograph of the mum you are nominating and explain why they deserve to win. 

The deadline for entries is Sunday February 14 and one winner and two runners-up will be announced on Sunday March 14. Good luck – we can’t wait to hear from you!

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