Here is a Fun How To for my Summer Activities for Kids Series. How to make your own Sponge Ball Toss (Or for Older Kids a Sponge Ball Fight might be a lot of fun!).
This is a really easy and inexpensive craft to make and it’s reusable + it’s perfect for Hot Summer Days when the Kids need something to do other than the pool.
How to Make Sponge Balls:
Start with Plain Sponges. I really think clean, new sponges are the way to go here. You will need about 12 – 1/2″ Wide Pieces, the Height doesn’t matter as much, It took me 2 of the larger sponges per ball they are about 6″ Long, or the smaller sponges took 3 per ball and they are about 4″ Long.
The next step is to cut your sponge into strips and line them up.
I like to use a domino pattern and stack 6 sponge pieces on top of 6 other sponge pieces. Place a Rubber Band Tightly around the Center of all the pieces to hold the balls together. I really like to get this tight, it helps the pieces to fan out into a Ball Shape. Then you can just manually move the pieces into a star shape.
Grab some Sand Pails and fill them up with a little water and you’re ready for some Summer Fun!
You can toss the balls between to people if you want to get more wet :) Or Just toss the balls into the Buckets if you have little ones.
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