3 new, plain kitchen sponges
1 long piece of string
Use scissors to cut each sponge lengthwise into 5 strips and stack them as shown below.
Loop the piece of string around the center of the stack. Try to get it as close to center as possible as this affects the look of the ball.
Pull the string tightly, double knot and then cut off the excess.
And there you have your sponge ball square arm!
Grab a friend, soak the ball in a bucket of water and have fun throwing it back and forth and getting wet in the process. This also makes a great bath toy as my toddler discovered!
Craft featured in the August 2009 issue of Family Fun magazine.
Trisha is the wife of Luke and mom to Sam (19 months). Sam especially loved this craft and thinking it looks like a "butterfly" has come to call it by that name and takes it everywhere!