Julianna loves water balloons - what kid doesn't - however, I hate filling water balloons. There I said it. Confessions of a bad mommy. The filler thingy they give you never fits our faucets. I usually have to stretch it over my laundry room utility tub faucet, inevitably having most burst while filling, which ends up in only a few successes. (Generally because I'm wet from said busted balloons and in a foul mood, so the number of attempts is greatly reduced.) Then, you go out for the battle and what happens? The balloon bounces off of her and breaks on the ground. Grrrrr!
Hence, Martha to the rescue.
In a nutshell, you take the rectangular sponges, cut them into strips, stack them on top of each other, tie with a string, fluff and voila, the sponge ball is born. They soak better and can be reused! Win, win!
Here is my pictorial of the creation of the sponge ball!
|Cut up sponge strips|
|Stack the strips|
|Tie with a string (or yarn)|
|Fluff the sponges|
|Don't fluff too hard. Oopsie!|
|A happy little sponge balls |
Yes, friends, that is a shattered touchscreen. Weep with me. I'm not ready to talk about it. It's still usable.