Best Water Toy Ever: Cellulose Sponges

There is NOTHING like a good water fight when the weather is hot, and water balloons are fun but ephemeral, and water guns seems to be made SO CHEAPLY nowadays, so I was looking for something that would be fun and reusable. I hit across the very simple and fun idea of cellulose sponges. They are so much fun to throw at people because they carry a satisfying amount of water with them and they aren’t painful when you get hit with them. I have about 14-of them in the pool at any given time, and people young and old love a good water fight! The nice thing about sponges is there is a “give and take” with the game. You might get a sponge thrown at you, but then you have ammo to throw it back, unlike water balloons or water gun. These are the sponges I use.


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Last summer I had a friend from Italy visiting and he keeps emailing me that he “can’t wait to return to your pool for another sponge fight!” Even my 80+-year-old father had a blast with them. When they start falling apart you can just throw them in your garden as fertilizer or in your green compost bin if your city offers them. I find a pack of sponges lasts me at least one but maybe two summers.

You can buy the type of sponges I use here.  These are also great if you don’t have a pool and just get some buckets of water and sponges together!!! Relief and fun on a hot summer day!

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Brilliant Kid’s Kitchen Concept

This brilliant product is a chair slipcover/ kid’s stovetop! This product sparks SO  MANY ideas in my crafter’s mind.  For those who are sewers you could make this from scratch, but for a lazy crafter like me, I would buy a ready made slipcover and then use crafting felt and hot glue to add all of the details. You could buy 3-4 slipcovers and use one for a stovetop, one for a refrigerator, one for a dishwasher, and one for counter/prep space.  This is a great space-saving idea if you don’t have the space to have a dedicated kid’s kitchen, all you need are 2-4 dining chairs to make this work, and when your little one is done playing you can fold it up and put it away.  Love it! I found some great $9 slipcovers here.