Sponge Water Bombs

When I think of summer, I think of two things: HOT and “Ohmygoshhh, the kids are going to be home for how many months?”. What better way to survive the Heat and the Kids then with WATER!


Sponge Water Bombs are a favorite summer must have here at the Hepworth house. In fact, my kids love them so much we actually keep a set in the bathtub year round!

Nothing beats a hot day like a good ol’ fashioned Water Fight, and these Sponge Bombs are sure to get everyone good and wet!

These fun Sponge Water Bombs are so easy to make you won’t even believe your eyes. All you need are sponges, a pair of scissors, and fishing line.


I found them at Target, but I’ve seen them everywhere from the Grocery Store to the Dollar Store. Just make sure you don’t get ones with a scrubber on one side – Ouch!





Even cleanup is a cinch. Just stuff them in a mesh or linen bag and hang to dry. And if by chance they get dirty, just wash them in your washing machine and set or hang them out to dry.


Have a fun, wet and wild summer!


Thanks, Amy, for inviting me to share a fun summer idea with your readers!

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  1. How cool! I featured it on my Celebrations and Holidays blog (http://celebrationsandholidays.blogspot.com/2011/05/sponge-water-bombs-by-house-of.html)

  2. Wow! Those are really too cool and so easy! Love the bright colors and these pictures are awesome. Thanks!

  3. I am soooo gonna make these for my grandkids!
    Actually, I think we will all have fun with these in the pool!
    I’m already planning a sneak attack on my kids. ha ha ha ha ha

  4. Melissa Fields says:

    These are super cute! I think they would also make a fun gift topper for summer birthday gifts!

  5. I made these for my son’s birthday party last summer an they were a hit!

  6. I. LOVE. this idea – i can’t wait to make these with my kids if summer ever gets here! thank you so much for posting

  7. Awesome idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi everyone,

    In true DIY fashion, I didn’t have fishing line so I tried a “substiution.” First, I attempted dental floss…it was a big NO GO! Then I tried jewelry-making thread. That didn’t work either (kept breaking). Finally got fishing line and, voila, perfection! Just wanted to let you know that this is one of those projects where nothing but fishing line will work. I learned the hard way!

  9. So, just made these today! I used Dental Floss b/c i didn’t have any fishing line. perfect! my kids are so excited they want more and bigger ones. lol

  10. Jen Protano says:

    While I’m picking up the materials for the door wreath I now must pick up sponges for water bombs.YAY

  11. Thank you for sharing this!! I just made them with my kiddos & they are outside having a blast!!

  12. Susan in England says:

    It’s the first day of the school holidays here so the kids and I made these and they loved them! I think our sponges were flatter than yours so we got a slightly different shape (flat fingers rather than square) but they still worked brilliantly! Thanks for posting!

  13. You guys should come out to one of our events and show people how to make those. We think they would love them!

  14. In addition to Monday Kid Corner Weekly Linky Party, this week’s theme is WATER. Brush off those archives and link them up at http://thejennyevolution.com/category/linky-parties/monday-kid-corner/ See you there! Jennifer

  15. Hair elastics (ouchless kind) can be used instead of fishing line as well, just wrap them tight. LOVE sponge bombs as a yard-friendly alternative to water balloons – no clean up!


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