Summertime with the kids is always so much fun! These spunky sponge crafts and activities for kids are perfect for kids of all ages, boy or girl, rain or shine, everyone is sure to absolutely love these Spongy Crafts!
From painting to decorating, splashing, freezing, and creating, there are so many fun ways to use sponges to keep your kids occupied through the summer!
Who knew there were so many different fun ways to use sponges? Have fun!
Fun and Spunky Ways to Play with Sponge this Summer
1. Sponge Water Bombs
Create hours of super soaking fun with these soft spongy water bombs by Endlessly Inspired! Just fill up a bucket with water, submerge, throw and repeat… FUN TIMES!
2. Kid’s Carwash Area
Did you say Kid Car Wash? We all know kids love car washes, but they are really going to love their very own trike car wash to cool down in on those super hot sunny days, like this one from Apartment Therapy!
3. Colorful Freezer Sponge Packs
Whether you want to keep the kid’s lunch nice and cool for a summer picnic or you are looking for a fun way to cool them down when the heat is unbearable these freezer sponge packs (unavailable) by The Kitchn work amazingly!
4. Colorful Abstract Painting with Sponge
Now here’s an incredibly creative idea to use a sponge from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds! Your kids will love painting their own unique design with a sponge (unavailable). This is a perfect summer activity for a sunny day or a rainy day!
5. Sponge Balloon Boppers
Indoor, outdoor, kids of all ages will love this sponge balloon boppers idea from Crafting in the Rain!
6. Fun Sponge Darts Game
Create an insanely fun game of sponge darts (unavailable) with just a sponge, sidewalk chalk, and a bucket of water. Your kids are sure to love this simple game from A Seasoned Mom and beg for it all summer long!
7. Monster Shoe Box
Your kids will love stomping around in these monster box shoes (unavailable) craft by A Bird and a Bean! Create your super scary claws with sponges and viola your monster shoes are complete (and harmless)!
8. Spongebob Squarepants Invitations
Well, we can’t have a list of sponge crafts and activities without including the infamous Sponge Bob Square Pants! These incredibly simple Spongebob invitations by My Paper Craze are perfect party favors for your next birthday party or even a summer splash party!
9. Sponge Buttlerfly Feeders
This homemade butterfly feeder idea from Kids Activities Blog is so cool! Your kids are sure to love watching as all of the beautiful butterflies come fluttering through your yard throughout the summer to feed.
10. Cool Sponge Boats
These sponge boats by Makes and Takes will keep your little ones entertained for hours! Play with them in the pool, bathtub, and of course those water tables!
11. Finding Nemo-Inspired Fishing Activity
Use these colorful kitchen sponges to create this school of Finding Nemo-inspired fish activity by Family Disney! Kids will love using aquarium nets to go bobbing for their favorite movie characters — like Dory, Peach, and Nemo.
12. Sponge Animal Tracks
Both creative and educational, this sponge animal track idea by Green Kid Crafts is great fun for kids of all ages!
13. Sponge Glue Containers
No more dried-out glue sticks or nasty messy gluey messes left behind! Try out these one-of-a-kind sponge glue containers by K Teacher Tiff! They will change your always messy craft time!
14. Fun Scrabble Sponges
Throw the “scrabble sponges” in the pool, then swim to collect all of the pieces! This activity by Toddler Approved is a great way for teaching your kids to swim and spell!
15. Pretend Sponge Sandwiches
Your kids will love these pretend sponge sandwiches by Food Inner Child Fun! They look so realistic and are sure to keep your kids entertained for hours!
16. Raining Sponges Experiment
Science for kids does not need to be complicated. The simplest of things can be fun & educational. These raining sponges by The Pinterested Parent will show a simple science experiment for your kiddo!
17. Sponge Blocks for Kids
Building towers, creating train tracks, and designing model homes, are all favorite past times! And these sponge blocks by Toddler Approved are perfect for building for small kids!
18. Sponge Finger Painting
Sponge finger painting is another great sensory way for your kids to play throughout the summer! Whether they are designing a masterpiece or simply enjoying the bright colors, your kids will love this spongy activity by De Tout Et De Rien Caroline!
19. Colorful Sponge Blocks
Do you have quiet time at your house? Looking for a little quiet activity to keep the kids entertained? These colorful sponge blocks from Inner Child Funare perfect for quietly entertaining kids of all ages!
20. Tea Party Sponge Cakes
These tea party sponge cakes by Easy Peasy Kids are so incredibly adorable and simple to make. Your little girls are going to love playing tea party with you for hours!
21. Cute Sponge Leis
Everybody needs a lei sometime in their lives! This DIY sponge lei project by One Crazy House not only looks stylish but will also keep your kiddos cool through those hot summer days.
22. Super Soaking Sponges
Who needs those messy water balloon pieces all over their yard when you can use super soaking sponges for your next water toss activity? Be careful these sponge bombs from The Resourceful Mama will get you WET!
23. Cool Sponge Stamps
Keep those adorable little fingers clean with these easy to use handled sponge stamp ideas from It Happens In a Blink!
24. Watermelon Sponge Stamps
Have some fun with your kids making these watermelon sponge stamps from Clumsy Crafter! They look so good, you could eat them! (But please don’t!)
25. Whimsical Sponge House with Real Plants
Your kids will be amazed by this sprouting sponge house by The Stem Laboratory. It’s really so simple to make and within no time at all your kids will be enjoying their little mini Fairy House!
More Cool and Fun Activities for Kids of All Ages from Play Ideas!
- Here are some more boredom buster play ideas to do with kids at home!
- How about some nature-friendly Earth day Activities for kids?
- Go out and play these sidewalk chalk activities with your kids!
- Girls’ day in activities for your little girl and friends!
- Your one-year-old can have some fun with these activities too!
- Get your 4-year-old practice reading with these fun sight reading activities!
- 5-year-olds (and kids of all ages!) will love these Halloween activities!
Which spunky sponge crafts and activities are you making with your kids today?