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Create your own bath toys with sponges

Next time you are at the grocery store, stock up on a few extra packages of sponges and create your own “bath toys.”

We usually think of sponges for kitchen jobs like washing dishes or wiping down counters. But sponges also can be the inspiration for some fun crafts to make bathtime a little bit more creative. Next time you are at the grocery store, stock up on a few extra packages of sponges and create your own “bath toys.”

This projects will cost you next to nothing and your kids will love the new additions to their bath routine. As with all bath toys, be sure to squeeze out excess water and set these items aside to dry to prevent mildew growth.

Instructions:

  1. Gather three sponges. The sponges will be easier to cutstraight out of the package.
  2. Using a pen and a ruler, make five lines lengthwise on eachsponge, each about 1/2 inch apart.
  3. Use scissors to cut the sponge into six even pieces. Repeatwith the other two sponges.Lay all of the strips on top ofeach other in three layers.
  4. Cut a length of dental floss or string and cinch all of thesponge pieces across the middle. Knot the string or flosstightly.
  5. Fluff the pieces out into a ball. Trim any excess string.

Materials:

  • 6 x 3 x .9-inch sponges (smaller sponges will work aswell)
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Dental floss or string
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