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These are great! So colorful too! You guys are super creative…
Like a fun sponge pom pom! Such a great idea…
Love this idea and many of your creative ideas! Going to have to try this one out!
I want to have a Messy Party for my kids in the summer. This tutorial will be perfect for the clean up portion of the event… Thanks
ooh so simple and fun!
This is adorable! I love all the colors and how they’re so re-useable!
I made these a few years ago-kids loved them and they are easy.
LOVE! Now only if it was summer…
These are WONDERFUL! So spunky and fun; thanks for the idea:).
This is super cute!
Oh these are fun! Great idea
What a fun addition to a water party!
What a simple, cute. fun idea! I’m bookmarking this for a fun summer idea for the kids.
Great idea for a splish splash summer party!! I am so going to do it!
we made these sponge balls last summer and they were great fun for my little guys. and easy enough for even me to make.
I made these today…so easy…and soo cute. I used to think I was creative and crafty but all these wonderful ideas put me to shame. Thank you.
Can not wait to make these. My little boy plays with a car wash sponge all of the time I think he will love these.
Great idea! Would love for you to share this at my Summer Fun Fest Linky Party on Monday! Visiting from TT&J
These are a great idea! My daughter loves to play in the water and these will be perfect for her!
THIS IS AWESOME <— yes, i'm yelling. because IT'S AWESOME!
simple but so fun! thanks for the tute!
Thanks for the great tutorial! I featured you on my blog http://onecharmingparty.com/2011/03/23/water-party-sponge-ball-tutorial/
Thanks for the great tutorial. I featured you on my own blog! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/07/sponge-balls.html
Where can I find fun colored sponges?! My grocery stores don’t have any
Hi Marlee–We found colored sponges at the dollar store and Target. Good luck! xo
I made these for my Kindergarten summer students and I hope you don’t mind if I share a tip that I do. I use small clear rubber elastic bands to hold the cut sponges (wrap around twice), then I tie with the dental floss. No need for an extra set of hands this way.
Hi catherine–I used small elastics too, last time I made them. So much easier. Thanks for the tip. xo
What fun – I find that toys like these colorful sponges provide more fun and entertainment than expensive pool toys. Great idea – can’t wait to try it. I think the sponge “balls” will be fun for all ages.
Wow! So cute, fun, and also easy to make! If you don’t mind I’d like to give a tip!! Ok, so I didn’t happen to have elastics or dental floss so I decided to use heavy duty duck tape! Works like a charm!! Please try this out and comment back to me! Thanks you can also contact me by e-mail!
We just featured a link to your blog for the tutorial on making these lovely sponge balls on our blog http://www.ickyyuckymucky.wordpress.com. In India, we celebrate a festival called Holi which is incredibly messy with colours and water balloons. Combine that with our book for children titled Icky, Yucky, Mucky! Perfect idea for an Icky, Yucky, Mucky Holi!
What a great summer activity . My grand kids will love this.
Thanks for the idea
This is such a cute idea, I had to do it myself. I blogged about it here http://michaelampotter.wordpress.com/
with a link back to your site.
Thanks for the tutorial!
awesome blog, i love reading your posts- you give me so many great ideas! keep the posts coming, for me!:)
I used Small Zip ties it worked like a charm and saved me a lot of time.
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