1. Make a nail polish remover jar.

Pour nail polish remover over a sponge in a jar and say bub-bye to cotton balls.

 

2. Keep soap dry when not in use.

The sponge will dry out the soap, stretching its life and preventing a slimy residue from forming on the bottom.

 

3. Make silent blocks.

Quiet down playtime with these colorful sponge blocks.

 

4. Get rid of lint or pet fur.

 

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5. Absorb smells in your fridge.

Sprinkle a bit of baking soda on a sponge and place in your vegetable drawer or on a shelf.

 

 

6. Help a plant stay hydrated.

Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding water. The sponge will act as a water reserve and keep soil moist longer.

 

7. Use it as a pincushion.

 

8. Seal envelopes.

No more licking gross-tasting envelope glue! Lightly moisten a sponge to get the job done.

 

9. Sprout seeds.

Never underestimate seeds (or sponges for that matter)! They can grow in surprising environments! Fast-growing seeds (like beans and marigolds) easily sprout in damp sponges. Embed seeds in a sponge set on a plate, and place in a sunny area.

 

10. Protect surfaces.

Protect wood tables from scratches by hot-gluing small squares of sponge to the bottoms of vases.

 

 

11. Keep things cold.

Freeze a sponge and stick it in a Ziploc bag to keep moisture contained.

 

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12. Use every last bit of a bar of soap.

Don’t toss those last bits of a soap bar! Cut a slit in the middle of a sponge to create a crevice just big enough for your soap bits. Soap will evenly distribute thoughout the sponge when wet.

 

13. Stop germs from spreading.

Microwave a damp sponge for 60 seconds to neutralize bacteria and stop the spread of germs.

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