Summer is a great time to have a “Water Day.” However, what do you do? Water Balloons are kind of a bust (pun intended). You can spend hours filling hundreds of water balloons and then they are gone in a few minutes. Sure throwing balloons and shooting each other with squirt guns can be fun and refreshing, but we wanted water day to be a little different. Luckily, the internet is filled with gems and Josh came upon Jimmy Fallon playing Water War (slightly NSFW).
This game was GREAT! Just take the old-fashioned card game of War and infuse it with throwing water at each other. There are even waterproof playing cards. We played a few rounds of this and it was a blast. Even then, one game can’t be your entire water day.
So we also created water bombs. These are easy and reusable (unlike water balloons). Just cut up some sponges and zip tie them together. Then you get a squishy watery grenade of H2O awesomeness! We did have the teens wear goggles to protect their eyes from the zip-ties, but I am sure there are better ways to make these. You can make the water bombs as a mini-craft and then put them in most games that require water balloons.
Sorry we don’t have pictures from the actual Water War (we didn’t want to get our Camera(Nexus 7) wet).