DIY Sponge Bombs { How To }

by Claire Minnaar


It won’t be long now before we’re right back in the middle of summer, so now is as good a time as any to prep the water toys for safe and jubilant water games. Sponge bombs are easy to make and cost next to nothing, especially if you’re merely recycling old bath sponges. So get the kids together and let’s get crafty!

What you’ll need is:

  • 4 square or rectangular sponges of the same size, yet of varying colours
  • A pen
  • A ruler
  • Scissors
  • Durable string

NOTE: This is enough to make 4 rainbow coloured sponge bombs.

And now to actually start making them:

  1. Use your pen and ruler to measure out and divide each of the sponges into 6 equal sized “fingers”.
  2. Bring on those scissors and cut along the pen lines. You should now have 24 sponge fingers.
  3. Take two sponge fingers in each colour (in other words you should have 2 x 4 fingers). Lay down 4 fingers next to each other. Take the other 4 fingers and make another layer on top of your first layer of fingers. The fingers in both layers should all be lying in the same direction.
  4. Grab a piece of string and wind it around the middle of the pile in order to tie the sponge fingers together. Once you pull the string tight, the sponges should automatically stick out in all directions, creating a unique star shape.
  5. And there you have it! Sponge bombs, ready for water play!

Original images and their credits available on Pinterest

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