How to Make DIY Sponge Bombs

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As the summer heat rolls in, it’s the perfect time to find creative ways to cool off and have fun with the whole family. If you’re looking for an exciting outdoor activity that will keep the kids entertained for hours, look no further than DIY sponge bombs! These simple yet delightful water toys are easy to make and provide endless splash-worthy adventures. Get ready to beat the heat and create unforgettable memories with this step-by-step guide on how to make sponge bombs using sponges and rubber bands.


How to Make DIY Sponge Bombs

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

To create your own sponge bombs, you’ll need a few basic supplies. Start by gathering several colorful sponges. Choose sponges that are soft and absorbent, as they will hold the water well. You’ll also need a handful of rubber bands to secure the sponges together. With just these two items, you’re well on your way to creating the ultimate summer water play accessory!

How to Make DIY Sponge Bombs

Step 2: Assemble the Sponge Bombs

Using scissors, cut 3 sponges lengthwise into 3 strips each about 1 inch thick. Stack the sponge strips in three rows of three. Take a rubber band and tightly wrap it around the center of the strips. Make sure to wrap it multiple times to secure the sponge strips together. Pull the strips apart from each other to creat the sponge ball.

Repeat the above steps to make as many sponge bombs as you desire.  Go outside and draw a target on the ground using sidewalk chalk. Fill a bucket with water, dip the sponge bombs in the water and throw them at targets.

How to Make DIY Sponge Bombs

Step 3: Let the Water Wars Begin!

With your sponge bombs complete, it’s time to put them to the test! Gather your family and friends in an outdoor space where water play is allowed, such as a backyard or a local park. Soak the sponge bombs in a bucket of water or under a running hose until they are fully saturated. Then, let the water wars begin! Toss the sponge bombs back and forth, aim for targets, or engage in a friendly water fight. The soft, squishy sponges are perfect for soaking up water and creating a refreshing splash on a hot summer day.

How to Make DIY Sponge Bombs

Beat the summer heat with DIY sponge bombs, a simple and fun water activity that will keep the whole family entertained for hours. By following these easy steps, you can create your own sponge bombs using sponges and rubber bands. Whether you’re engaging in a lively water fight or simply enjoying some outdoor water play, these homemade sponge bombs are sure to bring laughter and joy to your summer adventures. So gather your supplies, assemble your sponge bombs, and get ready to make a splash!

How to Make DIY Sponge Bombs

Remember to always prioritize water safety and supervise children during water play activities.

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How to Make DIY Sponge Bombs

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