Although we love a good water balloon fight just as much as the next person, it always seems like more hassle than it's worth. You spend a solid hour filling balloons in the bathroom sink, praying they don't break before you tie them off and then all the fun seems to be over so quickly once they make it outside — and let's not even talk about the clean up process. Instead, try making simple, reusable sponge balls!
Amber over at Sew Totally Smitten has been catching up on Martha On Demand and came across a fun idea for a water balloon alternative. The process is a simple one, but first you need to acquire 3 sponges for each "ball" you'd like to make and a small amount of cotton string. This would be a great time to hit up your bulk or dollar retailer to find them in large quantities on the cheap.
After cutting each piece into 3 strips and tying them together across the middle, you have a new family favorite! These sponges can be redunked into water a million times over without any damage to your yard or require tedious prep time. They're perfect for a quick romp outside or could make mundane tasks like cleaning the car a little more fun!