Summer has arrived and it is fun to get outdoors for summer family activities but the heat is here! One of the things that my kids love to do in the summer to cool off is play with water! Whether it’s swimming at the pool, squirting each other with water squirters or tossing around water balloons, it’s fun to get wet and stay cool on those hot summer days! Here is a fun addition to those awesome water games: Homemade Kids Sponge Balls! They are so so easy to make and my kids absolutely love them. You could even make a few targets and have your child aim for those and they’ll get a little wet while throwing their Water Sponge Bombs!
Homemade Sponge Balls Tutorial
Kids Sponge Balls Supplies Needed:
- (1) 4 pack of sponges
- Hair Elastics
How To Make Soaker Sponge Balls For Kids
Gather your supplies and head to the kitchen counter or spread out on the floor. Start by taking one of your sponges and cutting it length wise into 4 separate strips. Do this to all 4 sponges. You will end up with 16 sponge strips ( these will make 2 sponge koosh balls).
Next take 8 of your strips. Grab whichever colors you would like! Place 4 sponge strips side by side and then stack four more on top of the bottom four.
After you have your 8 strips stacked, grab one of the hair elastics. Pick up your sponges by squeezing them in the middle and wrap the hair elastic around the sponge twice. You want it to be tight so that your sponges don’t come loose. If you need to, you can gently pull your sponges in different directions to help separate them.
And now you have fun Water Sponge Balls!
They really hold up to my rough and tough kids! And they do a great job of keeping my kids busy playing outdoors in nature. Well, our backyard is almost a jungle!
Sponge Ball / Sponge Bomb Game Ideas
- Ball Toss- Give each child a bucket of water with sponge balls and let them toss the balls back and forth to each other.
- Target Practice- Set up various targets or buckets and let your children try to hit them with the wet sponge bombs.
- Tag- You play tag but instead of touch, you have to hit them with a wet sponge ball for them to be it.
- Relay Races- If you have several kids, they can run relay races with the sponge bombs.
These homemade sponge balls are a perfect outdoor water play toy for any age child! Do you think your child would love playing with these Kids Sponge Balls this summer?
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Zema Khan says
Nice tutorial rachel. I have now lots of free time because i am now staying home with my daughter. I am seeking to do new things. I think this made my list today! 😀