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If you have any plans or desire to have some fun water games going on at your house this summer, then these simple sponge balls are a must.

Sponge balls are so much better. Some people call them “sponge bombs”, but whatever you want to call them, they’re perfect for summer water games. They’re easy to make. They stay in one piece and can hold a lot of water. And, you can reuse them throughout the summer. Just dry them out and store them with your pool toys.



  • 4 basic kitchen sponges (I buy mine at Dollar Tree)
  • scissors
  • a strong rubber band (or strong string)

Cut all of the sponges 4 even strips, length-wise

Bundle the sponge strips from all 4 sponges and wrap a rubber band around them in the center.

Fluff out the strips and arrange them so that they are nice and poofy!

And that’s it!!

Except now that you know how to make a sponge ball you should go ahead and make about a half a dozen more because your kids are going to be OBSESSED with the these.



source: funlovingfamilies

Halloween Rock Magnets

Halloween Rock Magnets

This quick and easy Halloween kids craft can be made in under 30 minutes using items that you already have around the house!





Magic Dancing Rice Experiment

This can be a fantastic example for children to show cause and effect as well as chain reactions. 

Materials Needed

  • White Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Instant Rice (non-instant rice is too dense for this project)
  • Clear Jar
  • Water
  • Food Coloring (Optional)

How To

  1. Fill the Clear Jar 3/4 Way Full Of Water. If desired, mix in food coloring.
  2. Add in 1 TBS of Baking Soda and Stir. Mix completely.
  3. 1/4 Cup Of Uncooked Rice. Note that instant rice is needed for this project! Non-instant rice is too dense and won’t result in a “dancing” reaction.
  4. Add in 1-2 TBS of White Vinegar.

A reaction can occur with just baking soda and vinegar, but when the other ingredients are added a different reaction occurs.

This science experiment would be excellent in a preschool or lower level elementary classroom setting or at home. Children will enjoy the dancing of the rice. Maybe even turn on some music and tell kids to dance like the rice.



Source: greenkidcrafts