Sponge Balls...Aye, Aye Captain!

Have you ever filled up a million of those little water balloons? It takes FOREVER and they are hard to tie. Not to mention the ones that pop and get you soaked. What will take you 30 minutes to do, the kids will destroy in about 3 minutes! There had to be a better way and I found it...SPONGE BALLS.

I bought a ton of these sponges (they come in a large pack) from the Dollar Store. Cut each sponge in 5 strips and stack them 3 deep. Tie a piece of twine around the middle and pull tight. Be sure to double not. The kids had a blast soaking them in a bucket of water and then throwing them at each other. Lots of fun for a hot day!!


Cut in Strips and Stacked (3 Sponges per Ball):

Lay Twine Across the Middle and Cinch Tight. Double Not:

Trim the Twine:

Have Fun:

And More Fun:

And More:

Have a great summer day-


Its So Very Cheri said...

great idea


Gretchen said...

Oh my word fantastic idea!!! Thanks! I'm on it like tomorrow!

Lindsay @ Makely said...

Cute! My son is a little too young to understand water balloons, but this would be perfect for him.

Erin Burns said...

This is awesome! Last week I spent 45 minutes filling up 2 buckets of water ballons. The kids had them all popped in under 5! I'm so doing this next time =) Thanks.

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic!!!

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

We will definitely try this!

Shannan Martin said...

You smarty pants, you!~

Anonymous said...

Your sponge ball craft will be featured on ElleBows tomorrow for Tutorial Tuesday :-)

Ashley said...

Awesome idea! i need some normal sponges though....mine are all scrubbers!