Saturday, June 11, 2011

A sponge ball tutorial

I'm on a water/splash/pool party kick.  
I may have to plan a party just to get it out of my system!

Inspired by The Purple Pug, LAUGH loud SMILE big and One Charming Party - I made these.

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Here's how.
I used Dollar Tree sponges (10/pack) and some rubber bands 
(also from $ Tree).  
I cut each sponge in half.  Then in half again.  
Giving you 4 even pieces from each sponge.  
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I took 3 sponges (12 pieces) and twisted.  
It would help to have an extra set of hands for this step.
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Next, I wrapped a rubber band around the pieces several times.  
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Then 'fluff'.  
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They are super easy to make.  
Apparently, the lizard thinks his school friends would like some too.  
Time to head back to the store!

*I initially just used 2 sponges (8 pieces) which looks like this. 
Just as cute :) 
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I would love to know if you make these...and I'd love to see pictures too 
(you can post them to my Facebook page)

sharing this idea here:


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11 comments:

Kristin said...

I am in the same situation as you! Bought a variety of sponges to use and I am planning a water play date once my son is out of school next week! Saw these initially on One Chariming Party.

Vicki said...

Love them!! I like the idea of the rubber bands! Think I'll have to make more this summer for the kiddos!!!
Vicki (LAUGH loud SMILE big)

Jen @ Party Dreamz said...

Love this! I'm going to try it!

Polka said...

very cool idea :) and so easy to make

psss you have a very nice and interesting blog

best
polka

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Cool idea!! My girls would love this for the pool. :)

Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party (and for linking back-I appreciate that!). Hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon. :)

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Cute colorful idea! Can see loads of summer water fun with these!

Sweet Floweret said...

Would love it if you'd link this up to my 20 Minute Tuesday party.
It's for projects that take 20-30 minutes and cost less than $10.
Thanks for considering ;)
Tina
http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com

Lori @ Beneath the Rowan Tree said...

This is simply perfect and so much fun!
Would you be willing to post it to our family themed link party ~ Playdate at http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/06/playdate-link-party-in-summer-12.html ?

Cheers,
Lori
Come & Play :: Playdate
www.beneahtherowantree.com

Sara said...

How neat! My boys will love this and it won't make a mess to make! Thanks for sharing :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Those are so fun! I love that they are so cheap to make too...must add sponges to my shopping list:)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Neat idea!

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