Get Crafty: 5 Why-Didn't-I-Think-of-That Craft Hacks for Kids & Moms by Kimberly Johnson

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4 years ago
Get Crafty: 5 Why-Didn't-I-Think-of-That Craft Hacks for Kids & Moms

Stuck in the house with creative kids who want to craft? Here are ways to minimize the mess, but allow your kids some independence so you can have some YOU time, too!

  • Cover work surface with press and seal plastic wrap for easy cleanup.
  • Stand toilet paper rolls in a shoe box for a DIY, easily accessible craft caddy.
  • Place a damp sponge in an airtight container. Add 4 ounces of glue and let sit overnight. Children can rub smaller craft items on the sponge and stick them to their projects.
  • Recycle empty hand soap pumps into paint dispensers to minimize paint spills.
  • If you have little ones that want to “independently” craft with older siblings, place a sheet of paper in a gallon plastic storage bag with a few squirts of paint. Seal the bag and let them squish and squash the paint for a mess-free work of art.

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Kim Kusiciel
This is great Kimberly Johnson! I am a "messy" house and always have leftover supplies, tp rolls, and scrap papers lying about. My kids have access to it all and love to create. My hubby, on the other hand, sometimes wishes they didn't!!!
Christine Jones
I love this Kimberly Johnson ! My daughter loves to craft but I don't always love the mess:0

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