Water Balloon Toss


Have you ever played water balloon toss with your kids? If you haven’t, this is a fun activity that your whole family will enjoy on a hot summer day.

Cut off the bottom part of a couple of milk jugs. (I stab a sharp knife into it, then get kitchen shears to cut all the way around.) Make sure you’ve rinsed out the milk jugs. Now these are your scoopers to catch the water balloons.


Fill up some water balloons. The more the better, but you’ll have to quit whenever your fingers can’t tie another balloon because they hurt so badly. Then yell to your kids to shut off the water hose and stop bringing you filled water balloons, because your fingers are numb. But it’s all worth it.

Toss the water balloons and catch them in the milk jugs. Yes, if you catch them right, they won’t burst. If you miss, of course, the balloon will splat water on your feet, so make sure you’re barefoot on some cool green grass.


If you don’t want to sacrifice your fingers to hurt for the sake of your kids having fun, then grab a wiffle ball. Throw the wiffle ball around, catching it in the milk jug. It’s not as fun as the water balloon toss, but it’s easier to catch.



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7 Responses to “Water Balloon Toss”

  1. Melissa K. says:

    I was having a difficult time wrapping my brain around your photos, and then I realized you must buy your milk at Costco! Those are the perfect shape for this.

    What a great idea! We have a package of water balloons here… now I need to save some milk jugs.

  2. momto8blog says:

    I cannot believe I never saw this, thought of it or did it…a great idea!! we go through at least a gallon a day.

  3. Carmen says:

    Thank You. I will be stealing this idea. (with a link back to you if I ever post pictures)

  4. We go through about a gallon a day here, too. 🙂 Looks like fun. I envy you your grass. Maybe we could do this at the park.

    • Susan says:

      Haha! These pictures were taken at the park. My own grass doesn’t look this good either because we have so many pine trees in our backyard.

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