Throwback Thursday: Sponge bombs for summer fun

This #TBT feature originally published on Grandma's Briefs April 14, 2015—when Brayden was two months away from 7 and Camden soon to turn 4. Thank you for reading my rerun!

Super simple, sloppy, summer fun!


  • Basic rectangular household sponges in various colors (two per sponge bomb)


  • Cut each sponge lengthwise into four pieces for a total of eight strips per sponge bomb.
  • Gather the eight strips evenly together. Secure the handful of strips in the center with the cable tie, pulling as tight as possible.

Sponge bombs are great for practicing juggling.

Playing catch.

Getting them super soaking wet...

...and bombing one another.

Again and again!

Or anything else a youngster's imagination might devise.

Note: The sponge bombs last longer if kept moist; when dry, the strips break easily.

Today's question:

Who would you most like to sponge bomb today?