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Frugal Summertime Fun: Sponge Balls

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Contributor: Sarah from Chickie Momma Crafts

Hey there,  it is Sarah from Chickie Momma Crafts and I am super excited to share with you a fun craft project you can do with preschoolers.

I love crafting myself and love it when I come across a fun craft to do with my two preschoolers.  This one grabbed my attention because it is so simple to put together and it involves water.  I don’t know about your kids, but my boys LOVE playing in the water and a water fight is even better.

Sponge Balls

Supplies Needed:

  • Sponges (pick these up at the Dollar store)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Water
  • Silly little boys or girls

Instructions:

Cut the sponges the long way in 1” strips. Next group the strips together.  I had the boys do this mostly for my older one to practice counting and with my younger one, we worked on colors.

After they have 6-8 strips chosen, band them together with a  rubber band.  Do it somewhat tight so they will hold together after filled with water.

Next, we used a bucket of lukewarm water to keep them in (after all… in Washington it isn’t quite warm enough for hose water, especially if I am going to play).

Finally, we had a water fight.  The boys giggled and loved it!!  I recommend playing with them in the grass-not sand box or flower beds!  We had a few land there and they can get muddy pretty fast.

These would also be fun in the tub or have your little ones use them to wash the car!  They were so easy and fast to make and provided hours of frugal fun!!

What are some of your favorite frugal summertime fun ideas to do with kids?

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  1. We made these camping in July one year. super fun! I got all the supplies at a dollar store. everyone got in on it from ages 2 to adults.

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