DIY Sponge Bombs plus 31 Ways to Keep Cool this Summer

Can you feel it? It’s a comin’, summer just around the corner the phrase will inevitably roll out of my children’s mouths about 5.6 seconds after school officially ends, “Mom, I’m bored.” 

With that in mind, I opted to whip up a batch of fun in the form of cheap-stuff-around-the-house, which actually entertains my five-year-old and almost fifteen-year-old (Pray for me, she’s getting her learner’s permit!). 

I opted for a fun idea to keep them entertained outside: Sponge Bombs.  Below are the supplies and steps. Scroll to the bottom for 31 Ideas to Keep Your Kids Cool This Summer. 🙂 

And if you want to see a video version of putting these bad boys together, tune into Good Morning Nebraska – Tuesday – May 13 around 6:50 am central time for a peek. http://www.nebraska.tv/

How to make a sponge bomb. 

Supplies:

Several packs of Jumbo Sponges
Replacement mop head
Zip ties or Twine 

Sponge Bombs

 1. Gather your materials. Cut mop head apart. Then depending on the size of the sponges you purchased, either cut one sponge (lengthwise) into thirds or fourths. 

Cut Mop Head

Tori 2 (1)

I cut my sponges into thirds. 
Cut up and begin to tie

2. Gather 4 to 6 strips of sponges and a 3 to 4 pieces of your mop head. 

Tie

 3. Secure it with twine or a twist tie. If using twist ties, secure it as tightly as possible and cut off remain end. Fluff your sponge bomb and you’re done! 

Sponge Bomb Complete

Hand it to your kids and let the water wars begin! As you can see below, Tori Grace a blast going after Daddy–the perfect target and a good sport! 
In bowl

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Sponge fun

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Instructions


1. Gather your materials. Cut mop head apart. Then depending on the size of the sponges you purchased, either cut one sponge (lengthwise) into thirds or fourths. 

2. Gather 4 to 6 strips of sponges and a 3 to 4 pieces of your mop head. 

3. Secure it with twine or a twist tie. If using twist ties, secure it as tightly as possible and cut off remain end. Fluff your sponge bomb and you’re done! 

 

Looking for other ways to keep your kids cool? Pin this post to your pinterest board for a handy reference: http://heatherriggleman.com/2013/07/ways-to-keep-your-kids-cool/

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