The Ultimate Pool Party Toy: DIY Sponge Balls

Photography by One Charming Party

While we’ll admit that we have back-to-school on our minds, we’re not ready to let go of the carefree days of summer just yet. There’s still plenty of time for fun in the sun—and maybe even a pool party or two.

Whether you have a swimming pool or a sprinkler, no backyard water park would be complete without these awesome DIY sponge balls, which we found over at One Charming Party, the website of crafty mamas Brittany Egbert and Sara Westbrook. Kids will have a blast tossing these balls around and they won’t leave a mess in your yard like those pesky water balloons. And the best part? You can make a whole bucket full of these squishy sponge balls for just a few dollars.

What you’ll need:
• Sponges (the more colours, the better!)
• Scissors
• Dental floss

It’s really that easy! You’ll find the full instructions for making these sponge balls on the One Charming Party site. And if you’re looking for more great ways to enjoy the outdoors before summer is over, check out these six activities that will keep kids entertained for hours.

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