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Dec 31 2016
1 year ago
10:00 AM MDT

Saran Wrap Ball Game (Fun Party Game for All Ages)

Dec 31, 2016 @ 10:00 AM MDT
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Saran Wrap Ball Game

If you’re looking for a fun game for everyone to play at your New Year’s Eve party, you need to try the Saran Wrap Ball Game! This game is SO much fun, and SO easy to customize. It can be played anytime of year, with people of all ages.

Here’s how to make it:

Start with some plastic wrap and some candy (leftover Christmas candy works) and/or some small toys. I picked up some random stuff at the dollar store. If you’re playing with adults, you can throw in money, gift cards, mini bottles, whatever you’d like. You’ll also need a pair of dice.

Saran Wrap Ball Game

Pick something awesome to go in the middle- the final prize…

Saran Wrap Ball Game

…and roll it up nice and tight…

Saran Wrap Ball GameThen  just keep adding more items with several layers of plastic wrap in between…

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Eventually you end up with a nice big ball of plastic wrap…

Saran Wrap Ball Game

Now what…?!


Here’s how it goes:

Everyone sits in a circle. Choose someone to go first. You can start with the youngest, or even the player that rolls a 6 first. We chose to start with whomever rolls doubles first.Saran Wrap Ball Game

Going in a clockwise direction, while one person is unrolling the ball, the next person (to the left) will be rolling dice. Once that person rolls doubles, the ball and the dice are each passed to the left.

Saran Wrap Ball Game

Game play continues to the left until the end of the roll has been reached…

Saran Wrap Ball GameEach player gets to keep the prizes they unwrap.

Saran Wrap Ball GameNo cheating! 😉 I suggest telling them they have to keep the ball on their laps!

Saran Wrap Ball Game

If you’d like to add an extra bit of difficulty to the unwrapping process, I had my older boys use two forks to try to unwrap the ball!

Saran Wrap Ball Game

You can also try some of these fun ideas from Awesome Jelly:
  • Try wearing winter gloves or mittens while unwrapping to make it that much more difficult!
  • Use Press and Seal wrap to make it a tad more challenging!
  • When making the ball, you can use one solid strip of Saran Wrap or individual pieces. If using individual pieces, try going every which way with the pieces to really make it challenging to unravel!
  • If you have a large group, try using two large balls and start them on opposite ends of one another.
  • Place a blindfold on the person who is unwrapping!

Written by Danielle for Hip2Save. Danielle is a proud mom to 5 amazing kids in Utah, who lives for coffee and baking. She’s dedicated to balancing her own interests and passions, while encouraging her children to follow their own paths in life.

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