sponge crafts for kids

My boys are obsessed with water balloons. It’s their favorite summer activity hands-down… what is it with little boys loving the idea of launching some sort of bomb at their brother? Unfortunately they aren’t quite old enough to tie the balloons off which means that Dave and I will spend approximately 15 hours filling a bucket with water balloons that the boys can go through in 0.5 seconds. So this year, I’m crafting a water bomb that’s reusable! Basically you just make a pom pom with strips of sponge and voila… Sponge Water Bomb!

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Use a marker and some rulers to cut your sponge into 1″ strips like the photo above. Now you’re basically going to make a pom pom like you did in 6th grade.

Gather 9 strips of sponge (use a mix of different colors) and tie them together with your string.

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Once you’re done tying the string in a tight knot, shift the sponge pieces around a little so they create a ball shape (otherwise they’ll just stay looking like a clown’s bow tie). Snip off the extra string and they’re ready to soak in water! Make a ton of them and let the kids have a water war or use them as pool toys! ~Rachel

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