We call them water bombs and they are super easy to make, tons of fun, and you can do it all for under $10! All you’ll need is a a few soft sponges, scissors, some rubber bands and/or ribbon/twine, a bucket, and some water. Cut the sponges long ways into 2-4 strips depending on how big they are and how big you want your bombs. Next get you rubber bands or whatever you choose and tie 3-6 strips together, depending on size. If you got the smaller sponges you may want to use 2 per water bomb. Once your water bombs are put together grab your bucket and fill it up with water and go! That’s it! So easy! So cheap! So fun!
A fun idea once you make your water bombs….
For our middle child’s birthday party a few years ago we played water bombs with a little twist. We bought white t-shirts for all of the kids that attended (and the adults that wanted to play) and we used watered down acrylic paints. Everyone got to choose the colors they wanted and team mates or to go it alone. To start with we played for 10 min. and whoever’s color was on the others most at the end of the 10 min got a prize! After that we just played for fun. It was a lot of fun and a big hit with everyone, not just the kids! And since the paint stains (which is why we choose white shirts, the colors really pop) everyone had a unique party favor I labeled before hand with my vinyl machine to say “thank you for coming” and the date.
You can get the paint for .50 cents at Wal-Mart, I don’t have exact measurements on water to paint ratio, but I did one whole small bottle of paint per one bucket of water the size of the one in the photo below. We prefer the paint because it splatter best in my opinion, but you can also make color stain water with food coloring or ground chalk. However when using food coloring, in my experience, it takes quite a bit more to get the same effect and doesn’t stain as well. The chalk and food coloring doesn’t seem to hold up over time as well either. You can get white shirts in bulk on Amazon for a decent price depending on how many you need or often you can find them at dollar stores and, oddly enough, gas stations.
However you decide to play have a blast! Throw some water bombs and try not to get hit yourself…. or jump in front of them if you need cooling off! Enjoy your kids while they are still kids, and maybe get in a little cardio! Happy summer ya’ll ya’ll!
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