One thing that is guaranteed to happen during the summer is water balloon fights. Especially as you can now get those sets that fill up 100s of balloons at once. I must admit, I have never been a fan of water balloon fights. I have never liked the waste and pain of having to pick up all the bits of balloon. Plus, the huge impact that they can have on local wildlife. This year I have made some sponge waterbombs to use instead of water balloons. That way we can re-use them all summer long.
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To make your own sponge waterbombs you will need:
- Kitchen sponges*
- Elastic bands
*Make sure you get the kitchen wipes that don’t have the scouring pad on the other side.
Cut your sponges up into strips. I got about 4-5 out of each sponge, but it all depends on how thick you want them.
For each bomb you will need 3 piles of 3, so 9 in total.
Tie an elastic band securely around the middle to keep them all in place. Then arrange the bits of sponge so that it is in a more rounded shape. Making sure to separate any strips that may be stuck together.
Then when you are ready for a water fight, simply add the sponge waterbombs to a bucket of water before throwing them at each other. At the end of the fight collect them all back in, give them a rinse in clean soapy water and leave to dry.
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