My (Jennifer) family found some serious fun and a new way to beat the heat! The sprinkler and Slip ‘n Slide are still enticing for our kids but my husband and I needed a good excuse to get wet. So we made sponge-balls…perect for upping the age limit on getting soaked in the backyard!
We ended up playing sponge dodge ball, sponge-ball egg toss, and sponge-ball tag. Essentially, we just went out and threw wet sponges at each other. It seems like such a simple and silly thing to do but don’t under-estimate the importance of playing with your kids!
Here are a few simple steps for making your own sponge-balls. I hope you get out there and get silly with your kids. Make sure to come back after you’ve dried off and let us know what games you played!
- sponges (2 for each ball)
- dental floss
To make your sponge ball…
Step 1: Cut your sponges lengthwise into equal strips. Repeat for each sponge.
Step 2: Stack your cut strips as shown over a piece of dental floss. Feel free to mix up the colors and patterns to make each sponge-ball colorful and unique.
Step 3: Tie the floss around the sponge strips in the same way that you would make a pom-pom. Be sure to tie a secure knot.
Step 4: Trim off any extra floss.
Step 5; Add water!