This weekend was a beauty one! The weather was hot, the sun was shining & the rain clouds stayed at bay. I don’t want to jinx it but I think summer is rolling on in to stay.
What is the best thing to do when its hot outside? I mean other than sitting at the lake with a drink in hand.
Two words. WATER. FIGHTS. There is nothing that beats a good old water fight on a hot summer day. But what do you do when you don’t have enough water guns to go around? You make sponge balls!
These cost me a whopping $2.50 to make and took 10 minutes to put together. I’ll even share a secret hack with you at the end!
- Gather your materials: a pack of sponges (or two), scissors & twine.
- Take your sponge and cut it in thirds lengthwise.
- Cut your thirds in half, also lengthwise.
- Using the colors of your choice, stack 3 rows of 3 sponge lengths. You’ll use 9 in total.
- Take a an 8-9″ piece of twine and center it under your sponge stack.
- Bring your twine up and around and tie a knot in the middle pulling very tightly. By pulling tightly your sponges will cinch in the middle and make a ball shape. Once knotted, cut the excess twine and you’re done!
They hold a good amount of water and are perfect for surprise attacks! 1 pack of sponges will make you 5 balls, with the fifth having a couple extra pieces. They dry out quickly and they take up very little space in your beach bag.
Now here’s a fun tip. Use a serrated knife to cut your sponges instead of cutting with scissors. You’ll cut the time to make them in half! I stumbled on this by accident. I was trying to make more for the boys, as 5 balls between 4 kids just wasn’t working, and I couldn’t find the scissors. So I grabbed a knife and just like that 5 more were made!
The boys had a blast & were soaked from head to toe. I would say the sponge balls were a success!