Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Series: Sponge Balls

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You've all probably seen these floating around blogland and hopefully you put them on your summer to-do list too. It's the perfect cheap, quick and fun summer activity for the kids.

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We bought two packages of sponges from the dollar tree and used some cotton yarn I already had on hand. So my total cost for this was $2, told you super cheap.

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Take your sponges and cut them into (semi even) strips. Since they are so soft the kids can easily do this part themselves. You might end up with several different sizes but trust me they still work just fine.

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Stack your sponge strips. We used 8 on the first two and I think only 6-7 on the last two since we didn't end up with an even amount. But the smaller ones worked great too and I might make them all that size next time. Then simply tie them together. We used cotton yarn but you could use fishing line, dental floss, zip ties or whatever else you have on hand. Just pull tight.

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This is what you'll end up with and you're ready to head outside for some waterfight fun.

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Try not to drown your baby sibling in the process. Kaitlyn didn't even mind that Kinsley kept follwing her around and squeezing it out over her head. It could have been that it was over 100 degrees outside.

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We may or may not have pulled out a few water balloons for a little extra fun. And yes, I know she already needs another haircut. Sigh.

We're already planning a huge waterfight this weekend so we're going to be picking up some more sponges and make a few more. Unlike the water balloons they are reusable so you can just keep playing as long as you have some water to dunk them in. Surprisingly they hold a LOT of water, which I found out when the hubby hit me with one while I was filling up the balloons. They would definitely be fun enough for an older crowd too, we all had a blast and it was a great way to cool off.


  1. Beth Carter7/8/11, 10:08 PM

    Awesome job mama! The girls look like they had a blast! <3

  2. Thanks! They love being outside, so any excuse is good for them. ;)