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Summer Sponge Bombs {Craft Camp}

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Well HAPPY SUMMER everyone!! I’m Heather from WhipperBerry and I’m super excited to share one of my fun projects that is perfect for the kiddos to not only make but they have a ball playing with as well.

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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.  I decided that it would be fun to kick the game up a notch and create some colorful and fun sponge bombs for 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?!?

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Even my little guy LOVED them.  He had to play with them while dry as to not get his poor cast wet.

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

Happy Summer everyone and thanks Cindy for letting us join the party!! Come on over to WhipperBerry to see what else we are up to this summer, I’d love to have you!

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