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Manatee Tub Toy Made With Bath Sponges

Swim with the manatees at bath time.

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Participant Age: Under 7
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
Difficulty:
Physical Challenge:
  • 2 black buttons
  • Needle
  • 2 round natural color sponges
  • 2 plastic mesh bath sponges (“squishies”)
  • Reinforced toe, knee-high stocking
  • Thread
Make Flippers

Cut two pieces off of one of the sponges, to make flippers.

Stuff Stocking With Squishies

Push the cut sponge into the stocking. Then push a squishy into the stocking, followed by the other sponge, and the last squishy.

Tie a Knot In the Stocking to Make Manatee's Tail

Sew On Flippers and Eyes

Sew the remaining sponge pieces on either side of the manatee for flippers. Sew the buttons on for eyes.


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