Sponge Koosh balls

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My kids love these! I got this idea from Homemade Mamas and I just HAD to make them for my kids! They are so super easy and make bath time so much more fun. We can’t wait for summer so we can take them to the pool!! They are a great alternative to water balloons – easy to fill, no rubber trash to clean up, reusable…

Okay, so here’s how to make these fun water bombs… Buy a package of sponges. I bought a 6-pack of sponges and two 4-packs. I wanted a variety of colors. Cut each sponge lengthwise into 4 strips.

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Arrange whatever pattern you want. You need two layers four sponge strips wide (so eight strips total).

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Tie dental floss around the middle of the sponges and pull tightly. I doubled-up the dental floss because it kept breaking. Make sure to get it tight!

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Tie several knots and then wrap the floss around a second time and tie several knots again. We don’t want these breaking apart!

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To store I purchased a mesh pull-string bag. I just hang it up in the shower or with our pool toys. They dry quickly and easily in the bag. Also good to know: You can wash these in the washing machine! Just let them air dry.

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  1. What a great idea! I wish I would have thought about it when it was summer here-a long hot one in Australia this year! My toddler would have loved playing with these. I’ve got a MckLinky party called Tot Tuesdays which started on Tuesday. I hope you’ll stop by & share:

 http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/first-ever-tot-tuesdays-mcklinky-party.html


    Cheers,
Jenn

  2. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve featured you on my blog today:
    http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-gift-ideas-for-toddlers.html

    You can get my new featured button on the top left hand side of my blog if your interested. Cheers!

  3. Those are in my “to do” file … Martha Stewart featured them a few years ago. Definitely have to make those with my kids this summer … they’d be great in the pool! I like all the colors you chose.

  4. Those look so much fun! Great summer activity I’m going to have to put on our to-do list.

    Thanks for linking up today!
    Kim
    seven thirty three – – – a creative blog

  5. I love this idea. And I love that you can wash them! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  6. So stinking cute! I just want to know? Do you have more hours in a day than I have? You are so creative. Be blessed. Cindy

  7. These are so great! I have to make some of these for my little one for the bath. Thank you!

  8. I love this idea! I have a 2 year old that will have a blast with this! I might just have to make a bunch to take to our family reunion this summer (we all go camping together). I see this being a big hit with adults too! LOL

  9. Fantastic idea!!
    Popped over from Someday Crafts “Whatever Goes Wednesday”

  10. Wonderful idea!!

  11. GREAT idea. I will be showing this to my sister in law- she will love them!

  12. Fabulous idea! I am so making these for the summer! {oh and maybe even the bath too!} Thanks for posting!

  13. Those are colorful and fun. I think it’s great you can throw them in the washing machine.

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

  14. That looks so fun!

  15. Very clever! This grandma is going to make a supply to have on hand. Perfect for our HOT Arizona summers.

  16. Those look super fun plus I am so sick of winter 🙂

  17. So fun! I will be trying my hand at this soon

  18. Allison, I’m back fro vacation and remembered this lovely creation of yours! Featured this on ‘Feature-itic Friday’ #2 on my blog. Thanks a lot for sharing! Check it out here: http://kosmicchai.blogspot.com/2010/04/feature-istic-friday-2.html

  19. Loved these! I had to blog about them…check out your feature at the link below! I can’t wait to make some myself…my kiddo’s will go wild!

    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2010/04/super-fun-sponges.html

    Feel free grab my “I was Featured” button…I’ll be back soon for more great inspiration! Thanks bunches!

    Ginger
    SSB

  20. Thank you so much for the fun idea. I posted a link to it here.

    Holly
    Stay and Play

  21. Instead of using dental floss couldn’t you use the skinny colorful zip ties? They would never break! Just an idea…

  22. Gina Franklin says:

    Just made these for my kids while dinner was cooking. Now they can not wait for a bath! A six pack of sponges was $1.69 and we have an endless supply of floss from the little bags the kids get at the dentist. Good, clean and cheap fun! Thanks for posting!

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