Where the heck did winter go? I must have blinked and missed it. Here we are- the beginning of April and I already find myself looking for ways to beat the heat.
Since my girls didn’t get much of a winter, and we haven’t had snow in our neck of the woods since ’88, I decided to make my girls their very own snowball- Florida style.
Here’s all you’ll need:
- Sponges (3 per snowball)
- String (or fishing line)
- Marker or pen
When buying your sponges be sure to pick up ones that don’t have an abrasive scrubbing side. I picked up a couple packs from the grocery store but you can probably find them even cheaper at a dollar store. Look for ones similar to these. Pick pretty colors that your kids will enjoy. And remember- it takes three sponges to make one snowball!
Step 1: Divide a sponge into 6 equal rods by drawing 5 lines roughly 1/2 inch apart across the width of the sponge.
Step 2: Cut the sponge along the lines. (Or, if you’re like me, you can first crash your mother’s house, invade her quilt/craft room, and freak her out when you tell her you need her scissors to cut sponges…. Then she’ll spend the next ten minutes lecturing you on the importance of having separate designated scissors for fabric, paper, and crafting.)
Step 3: After cutting strips from three separate sponges place them back together, lying one on top of another.
FYI- In hindsight, I would have mixed the individual strips up more randomly than the way I sandwiched them in this picture.
Step 4: Wrap a piece of string around the width of the sponge and pull tightly. Make a few knots to secure it together.
Step 5: Cut off any extra string and fluff up your snowballs. Then toss them along with your kids into the pool and watch the fun fly. (If the pool is too cold for your taste have the kiddos sucker Grandpa into going in with them!) 😉