Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sponge Tower Time


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When you're making tons of sponge balls... you end up with a lot of these.

(cut sponges in fourths or thirds)


And before you make them into balls... you first need to make sponge towers! Line them up, sort them, and then stack them!




You can even have your favorite action figures join in.


My son and husband had so much fun playing late into the evening...


They are addicting. I found myself still stacking sponges after my little guy went to bed.

My son would argue that knocking them down is a little more awesome than building the towers... and throwing the sponge pieces is also oodles of fun too.



You've definitely gotta try it.


If you're wanting to do something more structured... you can even use the sponges to practice making patterns or create letters or other shapes.


There is too much fun to be had with sponge strips! I won't even get into the fun that could be had while using paint with sponge strips...

After all... these ones are bound for a life of excitement getting dunked and thrown in water as sponge balls! :)

I think I need to go buy more sponges tomorrow so that we can keep a separate stash just for stacking. What are your favorite activities to do with sponges? 

13 comments:

  1. I love this idea. I teach kindergarten and this looks like so much fun! I posted about it on my blog, http://mswswonders.blogpot.com.

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  2. LOVE this! Can't wait to give it a try!

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  3. Great! We made floating sponge sculptures:
    http://www.thechocolatemuffintree.com/2011/07/floating-sponge-sculpture.html

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  4. What an awesome idea. I like this and I'll be making these for my youngest very soon!

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  5. Where did you find plain sponges? I thought it would be easy but all I can find are scotch scrubbing sponges or those funny shaped o-cello sponges!

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    1. Great question! I found some at Target (in the hardware aisle) and most of them at OSH and another local hardware store. The hardware stores usually have the normal plain ones.

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    2. I found a pack of ten sponges at Dollar Tree for $1.

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  6. This is such great fun! It would be great to take to restaurants or doctor's appointments.

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  7. This was one of my first pins on pinterest!
    I am featuring this post as well on my 5 Great finds.
    I included a photo of the tower. I hope that is ok.
    I am in awe of all the ideas on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much!!! You are so sweet!

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  8. I can't wait to sponge build! THANKS!!!

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  9. Hi Kristina,

    I'm an editorial assistant at Parents working on a story about DIY busy bags. Our editors loved the sponge blocks activity on your blog (http://www.toddlerapproved.com/2011/07/sponge-tower-time.html), and I'm hoping you can give me some more information about it, so that we might be able to include it in the story. First, I'd like to make sure that this was your original idea. Second, we'd like to get your permission to recreate your idea for Parents magazine. If you agree and your idea is chosen for the piece, we will recreate the craft, photograph it in our NYC studio, and you and your blog will receive a credit on the page. If you're up for it, I will send you more information. I'd appreciate it if you could get back to me as soon as possible, as we're working on deadline.

    Thanks!
    Rheanna

    Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo
    Editorial Assistant | Parents Magazine
    805 Third Avenue 24th Floor | NY, NY 10022
    Phone 212.499.2049 | Fax 212.499.2083
    rheanna.bellomo@meredith.com

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