Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sponge Water Bombs: Just Say, 'NO' to Water Balloons!

We're officially one week out of school and I can't do another water balloon! It's just a hunch, but I don't think I'm alone out there. With Simon only 10 months old and putting everything in his mouth, I can't pick up shards of balloons fast enough! The weather here has been amazing and we've been living outside from morning until night and the kids are water crazy so we've gone through our fair share of water balloons already.

For Gabe's last day of 3K, they had great weather and got to play outside in a sprinkler and have fun with other water toys. One mom brought these sponge balls that the kids were all loving. Once I got a closer look, I was completely wowed. It was so easy yet so ingenious ... a cut up sponge, tied together in the middle ... that's it! Basically, a reusable water balloon!

Today, I finally stopped at a dollar store to pick up some sponges. The kids and I sat on the driveway cutting up sponges and tying them up. I had them sort the colors and count how many they were putting in a pile ... this kept them busy so they stopped wanting to use momma's big scissors!

In no time at all, we had a pile of sponge bombs and were racing to the back yard for the best water fight ever! Thank you, whichever mom it was that single-handedly changed my summer!!

How to Make Sponge Bombs

What you need:

Zip Ties or Hair Ties


1. Cut all sponges the long way ... into three equal slices.

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2. Group together 8-9 slices.

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3. Zip tie or use a hair tie and tighten them together around the middle. If you are using zip ties, make sure you cut the extra tie off. You don't want any sharp pieces off of the zip tie. Using a wire cutter works best to cut it down completely flush.

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4. Race to get the sponges in the water and let the fun begin!

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That's it! No more filling up endless balloons. No more picking up little pieces in the yard. No more tears after the balloons are all gone because you can go through a whole bag in 2 minutes. Save money, save time, have happy kids, sit back and enjoy the sun and summer!!

Sponge Water Bombs

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