Monday, June 27, 2011

Make a Memory {Summer Sponge Bombs}

Here we are, week 4 of the Make a Memory series. Each Monday now through the end of August I will feature a special family tradition from one of my favorite bloggers. It is so important to create lasting memories with our families and this will be a fun way to get ideas for fun traditions we can start with our own families. So let's dive right in and see how Heather from Whipperberry and her family make a memory!

We are soooo excited to be participating in Make a Memory Monday at A Little Tipsy today!! Happy Monday all… This is Heather from WhipperBerry. We live in sweltering Las Vegas and any good Summer memories involve water for sure!!

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A few years ago I was planning an activity for our youth at church and I came up with our version of water dodge ball. We used large car wash sponges and several huge buckets of water in a large field, broke the kiddos up into teams and let them go to town. They LOVED it!!! It has become a tradition every summer here in these parts. When Michelle asked if I had a fun memory maker this was the first thing I thought of… but of course I needed a fun WhipperBerry Spin!! I found this picture on Pinterest from Positively Splendid


… and thought it would be a fun addition to our water dodge ball tradition. I bought sponges, a mop and some drawer liners. All very durable materials!

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The girls and I then cut up the mop, sponges and drawer liners to make our components for the sponge bombs.

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You then decide how big you want your bombs to be… I cut each sponge into thirds {tall thirds} and used two sponges per bomb. and then randomly added the color strips.

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We then gathered them and wrapped them with a cable tie.

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Cinch the cable tie down really tight…

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… and then trim the tail.

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You may be worried about he cable tie… but don’t. By the time you cinch it down real tight the hard knob gets lost inside the sponges and it doesn’t cause any problems at all. My kiddos have played with these for HOURS without any complaints.

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Trim the long strips to make it a little more uniform. Fluff and grab a bucket!!!

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Aren’t they cute?!?


Even my little guy LOVED them. He had to play with them while dry as to not get his poor cast wet. The good news… his cast came off today!! YEA!!


Let the kiddos go WILD! They LOVE these!! Who needs Sponge Bob when you have SPONGE BOMBS!!!!

Happy Summer everyone and thanks Michelle for letting us join the party!!




Heather never ceases to amaze! These are so fun and with two boys, I love that they are super durable! Thanks so much for a another great way to make a memory!

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Cortneyloo said...

What a wonderful idea for an afternoon of fun for the kiddos! These are much cuter than the water balloons we used growing up haha

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

So fun for summer! And they're super cute too!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I love this idea! I love not having to tie off a million water balloons like I did today!

Ash said...

What a great idea! I never would have thought of doing that.

~ The Tuckerbag ~

leslie said...

This is such an adorable idea.. The little humans are so cute!

Lindsay Conner said...

Love these! Featured this project today at

Piper said...

Very fun!! I'm sure your kids LOVE it!

Jenniffier said...

Those look like so much fun!

Kristin B said...

SO adorable! Great idea. : )

bed wetting alarm said...

This is a very wonderful idea.I think it should be very interesting and fun making especially for little children.It is truly a magnificent idea.I never thought of doing that but its just awesome.

Kimberly said...

I remember when I was a kid in Phx we loved to throw water balloons, but hated the mess we had to clean up afterwards. We pooled our money and bought packs of sponges and played forever--with no mess! Your sweet designs are much cuter than our plain sponges!

Puddleduck Bunch said...

This is an AWESOME idea! I can't wait to get to the store - we are going to make these tomorrow! :)

Ashley said...

That is so stinkin cute!! I'm going to have to make these for my girls. I can just see the hours of fun on hot summer afternoons.

Chelsea said...

I love this idea and couldn't wait to make it for my kids! I linked to this post on my blog and put my own (very inferior!) replica on there! You are amazing for sharing your talent with the blog world - I love every post!