Wednesday, April 18, 2012

DIY Sponge Balls

Back at Easter time one of the things I put in Max's (and his cousins') Easter baskets were these cute little sponge balls.


They were really easy and cheap to make and the kids LOVED playing with them!

I started out with some packets of sponges. I think I paid about $9 for the whole lot. Like I said, a super cheap project.


I cut each of the sponges into thin strips...




Then it was just a matter of tying each bunch of sponge strips with string (I used 15 strips per ball). As you pull the string tight the sponges fan out into a ball shape.






Although I only put one sponge ball in each of the Easter baskets, I made a huge stack of them so that we could have lots of fun playing with them.


On the weekend we finally took them outside with some tubs of water and we had some sponge ball fun!!

Max thought it was really funny when we got Ava, but didn't think it was quite so funny when he accidentally got one in the face...






He got over the surprise fairly quickly and ended up having a ball chasing us around trying to throw sponges at us.

You'll have to take my word for it though, by then I'd put the camera down and was having too much fun to remember to pick it back up :)




16 comments

  1. oh wow, what a brilliant idea! Poor Max. So good you got a photo though :)

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    1. Thanks Milina. My poor baby got such a fright!! He did love it after that though :)

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  2. Awww poor little dudie!!! Great idea, thanks for sharing.
    Kristin

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  3. Love it I'm going to make these on the weekend and am going to try painting with them. Bit to cold for water play unfortunately :(
    Love the photo of poor Max he is such a cutie.

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    1. Make sure you let me know how you go with them!!

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  4. Those are so much freakin' fun!!! Especially here in AZ, it's already darn hot here! Such a great summer activity!

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    1. I agree perfect for those of us that are lucky enough to live in warm places :)

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  6. Oh - this is such a great idea! I'm looking for fun things for my grandgirls this summer and this definitely fits the bill. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it. I hope your grandkids have a blast playing with them!

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  7. What an easy project - think even I could manage to make some of these for the girls.

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    1. I hope you do, I think they would love them!!

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  8. Oh I love this idea- and the pretty colours! Just catching up on some blog reading from a crazy few weeks and wanted to stop in. Thanks for sharing - pinning! =)

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