I am so thankful that my boys prefer playing outside than sitting around inside the house on their electronics all day. Maybe it’s because our summers are so short and they want to make the most of it. Or maybe they know I will yell at them to go outside and play. Either way, you will get no complaints from this mama about it. We have tons of yard toys (balls, Frisbees, etc), a wooden swing set and they each have bikes and scooters. There is enough out there for them to do to keep them busy for hours at a time. But sometimes it gets super hot out and even on those days, they don’t want to come in. That’s when I make them things like these DIY Sponge Bombs.
DIY Sponge Bombs are a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. Plus, they are wicked easy to make. Score. Try them this summer and your kids will be very happy that you did.
DIY Sponge Bombs
Here’s what you need:
- 6-8 Sponges, multi-color
- Cotton String
Here’s what you do:
1. Cut each sponge lengthwise into 4 pieces.
2. Take 4 sponge pieces and lay them side by side and then stack four more directly on top of them.
3. Take a piece of string and tie it around all of the sponge pieces. Make sure to pull the string really tight and make sure you knot it. Cut off the excess string.
4. Dip them in buckets of water and have an awesome water fight with your brother. Or friends. Whoever.
5. Have fun!
The only thing is that these DIY Sponge Bombs seem to get pretty dirty after a few uses, so I have to make more. Luckily, I can get sponges at the dollar store, so it’s cheap entertainment for the kiddos.