Summer Fun: How to Make Sponge Balls

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!

Make these DIY Sponge Balls for some backyard summer fun!

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.

Make these DIY Sponge Balls for some backyard summer fun!

  • 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!

Make these DIY Sponge Balls for some backyard summer fun!Make these DIY Sponge Balls for some backyard summer fun!

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!

Make these DIY Sponge Balls for some backyard summer fun!

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