Many people who read this know, my little one turned 1 back in August. For his summertime birthday bash, we were excited to have a little splash party. We had small pools set up, we had water guns, water balloons. I kept looking through all of the Dollar Stores for more inexpensive water toys that would be fun for toddlers, but didn't really find much....I suppose summer was close to ending, and most everything was sold out. Then one night when I was reading a magazine that my grandmother graciously sent me, I spied this article:
So, I figured how hard could this be?!?!? I will just make a few of these with cheap sponges, and I can even blog about it later! It will be the hit of the party, I mean that child in the magazine clipping is obviously having fun!!! I bought a pack of sponges at Fred's for $1.00, and I get a hook up on dental floss anytime I need it.....ask my mother!!!
See my version:
|First cut each sponge in half.|
|Then cut the halves in half.|
|Wad up several of these strips in twist in the middle.|
|Tie them with dental floss.|
I'd love to show you how much of a hit they were at the party.....but unfortunately, most of them I made fell apart before they ever hit the water!!!! hahaha!!!!
However, the birthday boy did find some use for the pieces!
|That's his birthday cigar!|
So now, even after my failed attempt with these, I have still been over on Pinterest looking at some neat ideas for DIY activities ranging from home decor to party accessories......so, maybe I can post some of those attempts as well!!!! With better luck next time!!!