Monday, July 23, 2012

Beat it! (The heat, that is...)

It's 84 degrees here today.  Not too bad.  Of course, I'm plopped down in front of a vent pumping out cold air so maybe I'm wrong.

But when I let the dog out, it didn't seem too bad.

Either way, this a great change considering the past few weeks have featured days of 104 degrees.  I'm. Not. Kidding.  (What I am doing is melting.)

So what's a family to do to beat the heat?  That's just what today's Summer Blog Challenge is all about.

How do you beat the heat?

Inner Child Fun
With these amazing contraptions found at Inner Child Fun.  So these are Sponge Bombs.  You throw these bad boys in a bucket of (ice cold) water, let 'em get nice and wet and then toss them at... well, anyone who gets close enough.  My kids found it endlessly entertaining to throw them at me while I was 9 months pregnant and unable to run away.

Yeah... they may have a touch of my sadistic sense of humor.

Can I just say how amazing it is to have a water balloon type fight without tying knots in little balloons?  I hate tying off balloons.

Okay, the best part of this is the ease of the project.  Take a sponge, cut it in thirds lengthwise and tie them together.  Some people used fishing line or zip ties,  I used... yarn.  (You knew I was going to say that.  I have an overabundance of yarn and it needs to be used.) After it's all tied together, fluff it up a bit.

That's it.  The end.  You've made one. Make 9 more and you'll have 10.  Enough for a fun battle for two.  (Or more, if you want to make fighting for a bomb part of the game... which we did.)

I used the .97 pack of two sponges found in the dish washing section at the grocery store.  So the whole thing was $5.  Less than a large package of water balloons, easier to make and reusable.

AKA- Awesome.

So there ya go!  Buy some sponges, make some sponge bombs and beat the heat.

Until next time, Happy Monday!



  1. Talk about awesome. I will be making some of these for our playdate next week!

  2. Great idea! Much better than having to clean up the busted balloons!

  3. I saw those on Pinterest or somewhere and thought they looks fun... now I do need to try and make them!

  4. I saw these on Pinterest too, I want to make some!!!


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