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Friday, April 20, 2012

A colorful party game project

When we have birthday parties around here, we like to have a number of games that get the kids running around, playing together and maybe even getting a little wet. We have water balloon games every year (which never gets old) and a variety of other relay races pitting one team against another. 
We are always trying to think of a way to change things up and tie our game into the party theme, so... when I saw these sponge water bombs on Pinterest, I had a great idea. If  you add a rubber band to it, you'll have a water bomb slingshot! 
Aria and I spend a couple minutes making these yesterday. They were pretty easy and inexpensive. After all was said and done, each one cost about $1 a piece. 

Here's what we did.

We used 6 different colored sponges, since Aria's party theme is COLOR, and cut each one in half length-wise and then in half again making 4 strips per sponge. Then we took 2 of each color (12 total strips) and lined them up like this.

We used a little team work on the next part. One of us twisted the sponge strips together, like we were wringing out a rag, and the other took a piece of dental floss looped into a long rubber band and tied it around the center of the sponges multiple times. We spread out the colored pieces and then.....

The kids had fun playing around with them while they were dry, but we plan on using them soaking wet for the party game. 
Here's our idea for a game. 

You have 2 teams lined up on one side of the yard armed with a few water bombs and a bucket of water. On the opposite side of the yard is a table with 2 glass cylinders- one for each team- each with a pre-marked fill line.
The teams must have one member run to the glass cylinder, while another member launches a wet water bomb across the yard for his teammate to catch, and them wring out the remaining water into the glass container. The next two teammates repeat the drill, and so on, until one team reaches the fill line. 

It sounds like a lot of crazy, wet fun!
I can't wait. It's gonna be a hit!

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