I’ve seen pictures of these sponge water bombs around, so I decided to try making them myself. I remember seeing a tutorial once before, but I couldn’t find it again. I just did what I could remember and improvised the rest. It’s really simple, and making them only took a few minutes.
First, you need 2 sponges for each water bomb you want to make. I got cheap sponges from the dollar store in a pack of 6. Don’t feel you need to get good quality ones.
You’ll also need scissors and string or floss of some sort — I used dental floss.
Cut each sponge into 4 strips.
Arrange the sponges into two layers, alternating the colours.
Lay your string or floss out and place your sponges on top (or you can lay out the floss first, then stack your sponges.) Then wrap the floss around the sponges, pulling really tightly. Wrap it around a couple of times, then tie a couple of strong knots. Trim the ends of the floss, leaving a bit of extra length to it so that the knot can’t slip out.
Spread out the ends of the sponge strips, then make some more!
Take them outside, dunk them in water, and have at it!
What water games do your kids enjoy?