Do you have sponges in the cupboard at home? Here are 10 fun sponge crafts and activities for kids – who knew they were useful for anything other than cleaning?!
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Sponges were never intended as an art or craft material, but they are fun and versatile to use that way.
In the past we’ve used them to make artwork, DIY toys, cards and even gifts. Here are our top 10 sponge crafts and activities for kids…
10 sponge crafts and activities
Create all of the planets of our solar system with this easy sponge painting art activity. Free template included.
Use a fragment of sponge to create colourful ‘kaleidoscope’ art prints. You can get the shape template and full tutorial here.
Make a selection of tempting-looking pretend play sponge cakes, perfect for toy tea parties and simple enough for pre-schoolers to make.
These sponge printed hyacinths are just one of the flower printing designs we’ve made. See the full tutorial and get the assorted flower templates here.
These sponge boats with duct tape sails are fun for outdoor or bath time play, and they only take 10 minutes to make!
Make a gorgeous rose card using rolled up sponge cloths. You can also use this technique to make gift wrap or artworks to hang on the wall.
Make Galaxy pots using a combination of sponge dabbing and toothbrush splatter art – so fun and the finished pots make lovely handmade gifts.
This winter landscape is super easy to make with sponge printing. Looks so pretty when done too!
Butterfly sponge printing is a fabulous way to explore symmetry and super easy to do! Perfect for preschoolers and younger kids.
You can also create a butterfly fridge magnet or DIY toy using a sponge which has been decorated with sequins and glitter glue.
Here is another sponge boat idea for kids – this one runs on balloon power!
For this wattle art idea we’ve used sponge printed leaves and created the flowers with Q-tip printing (or cotton buds). Get the full tutorial here.
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