The Saran Wrap Ball Game – the most fun and entertaining holiday game out there. Guests get to unwrap a saran wrap ball filled with prizes and get to keep what comes out on their turn!
Saran Wrap Game
Who here has played the Saran Wrap Game? We were first introduced to it a few years ago and realized it was one of the best holiday games ever. It’s now become tradition to play at Christmas time, and it’s a game the entire family can enjoy, along with some of our other favorites like our White Elephant Game and Christmas Trivia.
But, what is the Saran Wrap Game? It involves a huge ball made up of saran wrap with goodies all through out. The object of the game is to unwrap the big ball of Saran Wrap during your turn in the hopes that some of those prizes fall out during that turn. Here is what you’ll need to make the Saran Wrap Ball.
Saran Wrap Game How to Make
Making this saran wrap ball is quite easy but we wanted to share some tips to make it as simple as can be. Here is what you will need to make the ball:
- 1-2 rolls of Saran Wrap (not cling wrap)
- prizes – gift cards, candy, cash, small toys/gifts, etc
- broom handle
Begin by gathering all your supplies and prizes.
This next step is not necessary, but makes it quicker and easier to do all by yourself. Put the broom handle through the saran wrap roll. Place the broom handle behind something on both ends (we used two chairs – see #1 pic). Start pulling saran wrap out and wrap your first object. It helps to use something that is round-ish and larger for the first prize.
Begin rolling up prizes adding a prize or candy every few rolls. Using larger prizes is really the only way to get a larger ball since everything is compact when you wrap it this way. That’s why we like to throw in larger random objects like small toys, drinks, lotions, etc.
In order to keep it a more round ball (and to make it more fun while un-rolling while playing), turn the ball 90 degrees while rolling things up to wrap in different directions as you go.
When you run out of one roll, you have the option of tying the roll to the next roll of saran wrap so that the play doesn’t stop (see pic #4) OR if you want to make it more difficult, just start wrapping the second roll on top. This makes it harder for the person to find the end while they are playing.
When you are done wrapping up the ball, one helpful tip is to mark the edge of the saran wrap otherwise, it may be hard finding the end when you start playing (see pic #4).
Saran Wrap Game Rules
The rules are simple, but are laid out below. Note, you will need 2 OVEN MITTS + 2 DICE to play the game.
Have all your party guests sit on the ground in a circle. One person will begin with the ball, while the person to their left has a pan with two dice in it.
Once the game begins, the person with the ball puts on oven mitts and tries to unwrap as much as they can, while the person to the left tries to roll doubles. When that person rolls doubles, it’s their turn and the pan with dice gets passed to the left and the saran wrap ball goes to the person who rolls doubles. They put on the oven mitts and try to unroll while the next person tries to roll doubles – and so on.
Everything that falls out during that person’s turn, is theirs. The game ends when the last prize falls out.
Be prepared for loads of laugh and fun playing this game.
Saran Wrap Ball Game Gift Ideas
Prizes for each game should vary based on who is playing the game. We like to have an adult version and a kid version and even though many of the things are the same, we like to change it up. Here are some ideas of gift ideas to include in an adult saran wrap game:
- gift cards
- candy, gum and mints
- card games
- bath & body items – lotion, etc
- Snacks – jerky, cookies
- sports drinks
For the kids we change things up a bit, but like to include:
- cash – dollars and coins
- small knick knacks
- small toys
- small games
- bath & body items
Buying all of these items can add up, so we like to ask the family for donations. We gather those a week before our event and put everything in the ball. For gift cards, we also like to buy 1 or 2 each month all year long, so we aren’t buying them all at once.
This really is such a fun game and is perfect for your next holiday party or get together. We love that both adults and kids can play and that everyone loves it. I mean – can’t go wrong with winning a bunch of prizes. 😉