Common sponges that most of us have on hand can be a cool material to use to make something for your kids! You can make various toys and simple accessories to play with, and your children can participate in the crafts. Let’s take a look at some simple ideas!
Missing summer? We also! Is there anything more summery than a good old popsicle? How about 20 made of rainbow-colored dish sponges? When you are out on your colorful sponge hunt, of course keep your eyes open for different colored sponges, but also for different shapes. These popsicles are a super affordable and crazy quick DIY decoration for summer pool parties – just stick them to the wall with duct tape or tape. You could even turn them into a garland with an embroidery floss and an oversized needle. As an added bonus, the popsicles are completely removable so you can keep these sponges under the sink and use them on dishes after the party!
These sponge water bombs are a great summer activity for kids! They love to set up and count the DIY sponge water and of course toss the sponge water bombs on the ground and watch them splash! Check out how to make the sponge bombs quick and spice up your pool and bath time with these colorful cuties. Enjoy!
Freshen up your kids’ bath time with this fun activity – make some bath bombs! These contain a sponge and some tape and are secured with zip ties to make them durable. You may be concerned about the zip tie, but not. If you tighten it properly, the hard button in the sponges will be lost and won’t cause any problems at all.
Turn an ordinary sponge into an adorable, marine animal-inspired DIY sponge bath toy with this fun craft! Glue on some googly eyes and a little pipe cleaner mouth, use scissors to cut off other features like a rounded head and legs, then take your toy for a swim! Form a pile and have a variety of marine animals to play with while you bathe or just splash around in the sink!
Go on an adventure with this cute sponge boat with cork seals! This is a very simple project that will turn into a fun bath toy or summer game. Sponges are so easy to use and so cheap! Use any scraps of sponge as icebergs or rocks and try to avoid them in the water. You and your kids will enjoy creating and playing! Just put the captain and sailor in the boat. This crew is ready to weigh the anchor!
As soon as the sun goes down long enough to warm their faces, every child wants to play in the water. Make some floating sponge boats for your backyard water level. Keep these toys near the bath and the kids will have their boats sailed all over the harbor. Make sure to squeeze all of the water out of the sponge after playing as you don’t want bacteria to build up.
It’s spring cleaning time! Instead of wiping and scrubbing everything, why not recruit a few tiny hands to help? To tempt a restless child into becoming mom’s little helper, try making them a personalized toy set for laundromats. In the tutorial below, we’re going to show you how to turn boring sponge discs into cute sponge critters if all you want to do is convince kids that “tidying up” time is just another fun activity for the family.
If you are a lucky cat owner, you may need furniture for your pets to entertain, entertain, and make them feel at home. Scratching posts and cat towers are great for climbing, scratching, sleeping and much more. Cats love to stay up somewhere. Here are some ideas on how you can make cool scratching posts and cat towers yourself without wasting money!
The tall, narrow tower with a wide base fits easily and inconspicuously in a corner or in front of a window. Learn how easy and inexpensive it is to build a cat apartment that kittens can climb, scratch, and nap in - just read the tutorial and do it for your pet or pets! The project does not cost you much and the result is no worse than a bought one.
Common scratching posts are not about real trees, this is just a name. But this piece is inspired by realistic looking scratching posts and looks accordingly! The resulting piece is a scratching post that really looks like a tree, and there are even rocks that mimic a landscape! The rocks are big enough that the cat will understandably mistake the floor for a litter box, nor attempt to eat it. The stepping stones allow them to walk around the base and will help keep costs down as they are so much cheaper than the rocks.
Here's a simple and easy scratching post with parts that are carpeted for comfort and an IKEA hack. Isn't that what we all love? This scratching post consists of an old kitchen unit, a carpet pipe, artificial turf and 3 x Sindal mats from Ikea. The tree was made over a weekend and is endless fun and games for 3 cats (or more).
Large scratching posts are nice, but very expensive. But you can make one a lot cheaper for less than half the price! Even if you build one too and don't have all of the materials, you can get them for just a few dollars. Read the tutorial, personalize the tree however you want and make your kittens happy! Don't forget to add the ladder and let your cat explore! The small base can be slid around so you can hold it on its side or create an angle that doesn't take up as much space. Let your pets enjoy!
Use everyday objects to build a fancy cat jungle gym! Create a bespoke kitten play area by reusing old dresser drawers. With so many different areas to explore, curious kittens will never get bored. What I absolutely love about this cat apartment is that it brings a cozy, rustic feel to the room with these baskets. Watch the video tutorial and make a scratching post yourself.
This project has detailed instructions on how to build a cool scratching post. This is a perfect item for any kitten when you consider the parts it contains. The scratching post contains a cool house as most cats love to hide and fit into small places that make them feel safe and warm. If you're a little unsure, feel free to climb to a point as high as possible so you can keep an eye on things. Read how to put each piece together and keep your pets happy!
Whether you have multiple cats or just one, they all love and want to climb. With that in mind, building a multi-part wall scratching post is a great idea. This tutorial will show you how to reuse some IKEA Frosta stools and make a great wall-mounted kitten tree. If you don't have woodworking skills this project will be difficult, but if you do - no problem!
This scratching post is another IKEA hack and has several functional parts: storage, a cat feeding station and 2 beds as cats prefer to stay higher. The whole piece is made of IKEA lacquer tables and also shows some scratches, so this piece is very multifunctional. The project itself is very simple, stacking and appending tables is not that difficult.
Scratching posts and condos are pretty expensive, but if you are willing to work and spend some time, you can get it for some money. This cat apartment is made of MDF and is covered with fabric and jute for more comfort. There are different levels for kittens and since this is a rug your cats can use it as a scratch. Let them enjoy!
This cool scratching post is inspired by Star Trek! This tree is featured with Enterprise and Romulan Bird of Prey and if you're a fan or a geek you should too. The parts are carpeted and other parts are jute to make the entire item completely scratchable. Such a creative item won't spoil your interior, it looks geeky and fun!
The last but not least is this sisal rope scratching post with two platforms. This is a fantastic, inexpensive, and easy to make cat seat / scratching post that can be built for as little as $ 15-20. This particular example is more expensive because of the sisal rope, but a nice fabric substitute will lower the cost, not the aesthetic value or attractiveness of your cats. Enjoy!