I've set my mind to make a list of sorts for summer activities to achieve - nothing new I know, but I've never done this before. I started a Pinterest board to gather ideas, and one of them was for these great sponge water bombs:
So being me = somewhat impulsive, I didn't take the time to get on the computer to follow her great tutorial and set out to do it my way. It worked just fine and I was able to use fasteners I had on hand vs. buying fishing line to secure the bombs.
I picked up a couple of packages of cellulose sponges at the store and some zip ties we had on hand.
Cut the sponges into thirds lengthwise using kitchen shears.
Secured the zip tie in the center and pulled as tight as I could. Then using the kitchen shears again I cut off the extra tie as close as I could get to the loop so there wouldn't be any sharp parts.
Drop into our Hello Kitty kiddie pool and enjoy!
Arden has been having a ball with them - throwing them at us (sort of at us - you know three year olds' aim...) and carrying them around in a water pail.
Dave and I got in on the fun tossing them at each other. I was at a disadvantage because I was holding Hadley in my right arm and I can't throw well left-handed. So, being the selfless and fabulous Mom that I am, I used Hadley as a shield to prevent Dave from hitting me at will with the bombs!
A few other items on my #summerlist are:
* tie dye clothing
* have a picnic in a tent
* create a pvc sprinkler
* make bath foam
* check out our new local splash park
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