Sponge Bombs & Sponge Toss Water Game

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Have you ever heard of sponge bombs, or played the sponge toss water game? This is a really fun activity for a hot summer day that you and the kids will love!

BUCKET OF SPONGE BOMBS SITTING IN THE GRASS

Why this game is a hit

Who doesn’t love a water game or activity in the dog days of summer? Cooling off on a hot day is a great way to get the whole family outside to play.

While you can certainly play the sponge toss water game, you can also play catch or even have a sponge bomb fight! Tossing these soaked sponges around is a lot of wet fun, and they don’t hurt.

boy tossing a sponge bomb at the camera

Supplies you will need

You can use one color sponge if that’s what you have on hand. We like making colorful sponge bombs so we’ve used multiple colors of sponges. We found the best sponges at Target.

labeled supplies for sponge bombs

Get full list of supplies and directions in the printable version at the end of this post.

Helpful Project Information

  • Age Level: 5 and up
  • Mess Factor: Low
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 5 minutes
  • Cost Estimate: Less than $2.00

How to Make Sponge Bombs

These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this project. Please scroll down to simply print out the instructions!

  1. Start by getting the sponges wet, then squeezing out as much water as you can. This makes them much easier to cut and work with.
  2. You will need 2 sponges per sponge bomb. Cut each sponge lengthwise into 4 strips.

child cutting sponges

  1. Measure out 12 inches of twine.
  2. Lay 4 sponge strips across the twine.
  3. Stack 4 more sponge strips on top of the first 4.

sponge strips laying on twine

  1. Bring the twine up and tie it in a tight knot in the center of the sponge strips. This will make the sponges all come together to form a ball shape.

child tying twine around sponge strips

  1. Trim off the excess twine.

child cutting excess twine with scissors

Expert Tips & FAQs

  • Make as many sponge bombs as you like. We suggest making at least two in order for kids to play the sponge toss water game.
  • Be sure you and the kids are dressed in swim suits, because you are going to get wet!
  • You may see other tutorials suggesting you use zip ties. I do not recommend that as the zip ties are hard and the cut ends will be sharp and can hurt. Twine is much safer!

Play Sponge Bomb Catch

You can simply play catch by giving kids their own buckets of water and sponge bombs. Toss the bombs back and forth for a fun way to cool off in the summer sun!

kids tossing sponge bombs to each other

To Play the Sponge Toss Water Game

  1. Place one large bucket on the ground. Fill it with water and sponge bombs.

bucket filled with sponge bombs and water

  1. Line up four buckets to toss the sponges into.
  2. The object is to toss the sponge bombs into each bucket without missing. The farther away the bucket, the more challenging the game.

boy tossing sponge bomb into bucket

This could simply turn into a water fight, so make sure you make enough “spongey ammunition” for everyone! A great summer activity for the entire family.

boy making funny face after throwing sponge bomb

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Print Project

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Sponge Bombs & Sponge Toss Water Game

This could simply turn into a water fight, so make sure you make enough “spongey ammunition” for everyone! A great summer activity for the entire family.

Prep Time3 mins

Crafting Time2 mins

Total Time5 mins

Age Group: Kids Crafts

Project Type: Crafts

Makes: 1 sponge bomb

Supplies

  • 2 sponges per sponge bomb
  • 18 inches twine
  • 1 large bucket
  • Water

For sponge toss water game

  • 4 small buckets

Optional

  • Number stickers for buckets

Craft tools

Instructions

To Play the Sponge Toss Water Game

  • Place one large bucket on the ground. Fill it with water and sponge bombs.

  • Line up four buckets to toss the sponges into. The object is to toss the sponge bombs into each bucket without missing. The farther away the bucket, the more challenging the game.

Notes

  • Make as many sponge bombs as you like. We suggest making at least two in order for kids to play the sponge toss water game.
  • Be sure you and the kids are dressed in swim suits, because you are going to get wet!
  • You may see other tutorials suggesting you use zip ties. I do not recommend that as the zip ties are hard and the cut ends will be sharp and can hurt. Twine is much safer!
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