Hey Positively Splendid Fans! I’m Allison of House of Hepworths and I’m so excited to be a part of the Summer Survival Guide!
When I think of summer, I think of two things: HOT and “Ohmygoshhh, the kids are going to be home for how many months?”. What better way to survive the Heat and the Kids then with WATER!
Sponge Water Bombs are a favorite summer must have here at the Hepworth house. In fact, my kids love them so much we actually keep a set in the bathtub year round!
Nothing beats a hot day like a good ol’ fashioned Water Fight, and these Sponge Bombs are sure to get everyone good and wet!
These fun Sponge Water Bombs are so easy to make you won’t even believe your eyes. All you need are sponges, a pair of scissors, and fishing line.
I found them at Target, but I’ve seen them everywhere from the Grocery Store to the Dollar Store. Just make sure you don’t get ones with a scrubber on one side – Ouch!
Even cleanup is a cinch. Just stuff them in a mesh or linen bag and hang to dry. And if by chance they get dirty, just wash them in your washing machine and set or hang them out to dry.
Have a fun, wet and wild summer!
Thanks, Amy, for inviting me to share a fun summer idea with your readers!
Thanks so much to Allison for stopping in to share this terrific idea!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
The Yellow Cape Cod says
Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to make these!
Great idea! My son will love this. He’ll probably pretend they are grenades. lol. He’s on a solider in war kick right now. lol. Thanks for sharing.
This came out in the Family Fun magazine a couple of years ago and have been a summer staple in our house ever since!
I am SO making these for my children’s ministry this summer! Our kick-off party is going to be a water day! These are great!
Kelli @ RTSM says
Such a fun idea! I’m sure my boys would love these!
Such a cute idea…way better than water balloons. Might have to give this one a try…hopefully my kids won’t try too hard to take each other out! 😉
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
Never seen these before, but they look perfect, as my youngest is 2 🙂
Robin Elise Weiss says
Not to sound stupid, but how many do you need and how do the logistics work.
That is the best idea! And so cute too! I will be making these today! Thanks!
Cute idea. A fun craft to make with boys!
I just made these -so easy!! I used my daughters nylon hair elastics from when she was a baby and it was soo fast. We had a blast playing with these – my kids are 3.5 and they really had fun getting mom and dad with these too!
I love this idea! 🙂 Perfect on a 100+ degree day like today!
Jamie @ hands on : as we grow says
I love this sponge bombs! We have a few of them made up that we use as paint brushes around here – but I can’t wait to soak them up now! I featured this idea in a roundup of ideas to Beat the Heat!
Natalie (Magistrale) Taylor says
i borrowed dee’s idea and used the small clear hair bands we use for braids… worked perfectly!
WOW! I am running a festival in a park that does not allow water balloons…and I have two awesome water balloon slings gathering dust. Sponge Ball Battle will be a hit this year. THANKS!
Stepford Sisters says
Absolutely love this! We featured it on our blog for our favorite summertime crafts here: http://stepford-sisters.blogspot.com/2013/07/5-summertime-crafts.html