Keep Cool with Sponges this Summer

Little Girl with Sponge

With summer on the horizon, before you know it temperatures will be rising to a sizzle. Being in the scorching sun without any relief can be taxing. However, what better way to have some fun in the sun than keeping cool with your own do-it-yourself project.

Sponge water bombs are not only reusable and environmentally friendly, but also easy-to-make and a fun alternative to water balloons.

You can get started today on this fun addition to incorporate into your summer routine.

We’ll walk you through what you’ll need, and how to make these DIY water bombs.


Note: These instructions make 19-22 DIY sponge water bombs. Feel free to alter instructions based on your needs.


  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Dremel Tool


  1. Cut each sponge into 7-8 pieces along the shorter side of the sponge. Try to keep the width of each piece the same for each piece to maintain uniformity.
  2. Stack three pieces of sponge on top of each other. Add two more rows of 3-stacked pieces. You should now have nine pieces, stacked three by three.
  3. Pinch the center. Then, wrap the center of the 9 pieces with a zip tie, making sure the grooved end is facing the sponge pieces.
  4. Using pliers in your other hand, pull the zip tie to make it as tight as possible. The tighter, the better.
  5. Cut and remove excess plastic from the zip tie. Sand down any sharp points using a dremel tool.
  6. Now, it’s time to shape your sponge water bombs to be more round. Fluff and twist the sponges accordingly.
  7. Dip in water and have some fun!

Cleaning Instructions:

One huge perk of these sponge water bombs is that they are reusable, so the fun doesn’t have to stop after just one use. The bombs are dishwasher-safe. Another option is to dilute ¾ cups of bleach to each gallon of water in a bucket and soak the bombs in there.

This DIY craft originally appeared on Muslin & Merlot.

For more information on other uses of sponges, visit the Spongeoutlet.

Use Eraser Sponges to Help with DIY Crafts!

diy craftToday, we live in a world where we try to recycle and upcycle materials as much as possible.

What does this mean?

It means using old materials to create something new.

If you have ever taken a look at Pinterest, you will see that there are tons of crafts on there that require removing labels from bottles, jars, and other containers.

The problem that most people run into here is that when they remove the label, there is adhesive left behind and everything is sticky.

You really don’t want to try to paint something that had leftover adhesive on it. Not if you want to keep your paintbrush in one piece, at least.

Luckily, Eraser Sponges are great removing adhesive and other materials!

Here are some instances where this might be handy:

  • Removing labels from wine bottles, jars, plastic containers, in order to create something new. This will give you a clean surface to create a masterpiece with.
  • Removing spilled glue from a surface (it’s recommended you use a small piece for this, so you don’t remove anything besides what you’re meaning to remove). It can be tough to judge how much glue you will need, but it can be easily removed if it spills over!
  • Removing marker, crayon and pencil markings from surfaces. Especially with young children, it is a good idea to have cleaning supplies ready.

Regardless of the project that you are working on, messes are bound to happen.

Why not use a product that is going to quickly clean it up with no mess and no odor? Check out Sponge Outlet today!