saw this sponge idea in family fun magazine. so we picked up a couple packs of good ol' kitchen sponges and gave it a whirl. just cut them in thin strips, tie a string around the middle, then poof... spiky squishy sponge friends!
the results? 2 hours of the kids being completely immersed in playing with soapy buckets of water and giving all their bikes and cars a kiddo car wash. 2 hours! we almost played right through lunch...that never happens in this house!