Sponge Ball Water Fight

The weather is finally warming up and it’s time to spend our days outdoors.  Reed was watching over my shoulder the other day as I was browsing Pinterest.  We came across a pin for Sponge Bombs from Inner Child Fun and he begged me to make them.  They reminded me of my Indoor Snowball Fight!  {If you missed that post, click here.}  We headed to Target for sponges and hair ties.  Who knew this Sponge Ball Water Fight would be so much fun?!

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Wanna make your own Sponge Ball Water Fight?

Here’s what you need:

Sponges {three sponges per ball}

Hair ties


Bucket with cute vinyl decal {optional}

Begin by cutting your three sponges length wise into thirds.

sponge ball step one

Mix up the sponges and stack them.

sponge ball step two

sponge ball step three

Grab them around the middle and wrap the hair ties twice around the bunch.

Fluff up the sponge ball and you are done!

sponge ball fluffed

Optional:  Grab a cute bucket from Michaels and create a fun decal for the outside.  Works as a water reservoir and storage!  Woot!

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We had a blast playing with the Sponge Ball Water Fight!  We even got my husband involved in the fun!  I can even attest to their durability.  We have used this twice and have not lost a sponge ball yet!

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Are you ready to get wet?  😉


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    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says

      We had a blast playing with them!! Every time we go outside, Reed wants to play with the sponges. LOL

  1. says

    You guys had fun! :-) like that these are so easy to do! my son would love these, he’s only 2 years old but he enjoys taking a bath! unfortunately we don’t have a pool but I will do these for his bath time! love the colors too Jill! :-)

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says

      Thanks Kari-Anne! We have a blast playing with it! So much nicer than water balloons and the mess that ensues from that!

  2. Monique says

    What size/type of hair ties are you using? I used rubber band style and the sponge pieces fall out. The band was pretty small and I wrapped it twice per instruction.

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says

      I used the small plastic ones that look like rubberbands for braces. Try those – they are smaller! :)


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