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10 Ways to Contain The Mess When Using Glitter with Kids

10 Ways to Contain The Mess When Using Glitter with Kids

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With summer vacation right around the corner – I thought it was good to re-post these great tips as we “embrace the mess” with our kiddos this summer!  :)

If anyone is familiar with the MOPS organization (Mothers of Pre-schoolers), then you will know that last year’s theme was to Embrace the Mess. I am an active member in my local chapter in Livonia.  One of our meetings was to inspire each other to craft with our kids, embrace the mess, and even allow glitter in our houses!  :)  But with that, we also came up with some tips how to contain the mess – especially when it comes to using glitter. 

Here is what we came up with:

  1. Use Newspaper over the table and on the floor for easy clean up
  2. Buy a Dollar Store platic table cloth – shake outside when done (great for glitter, Christmas cookies, etc)
  3. Use bath tub as an art studio – make your messes in the tub and wash down the drain when you are done!
  4. Use muffin liners for painting, glittering, glitter gluing and more!
  5. Contact paper- makes for no mess, use with glitter, glitter glue, tissue paper, etc
  6. Do your glitter projects on a cookie sheet to contain the mess
  7. Complete glitter projects outside – make your yard sparkle!
  8. Use packing tape to clean up glitter
  9. Use play-doh to clean up glitter
  10. Use a ball of lint to clean up glitter

My personal favorite though is to just use GLITTER GLUE!  No glitter mess!  :)

So here is a Glitter Glue deal for you:

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You can also get this “Glitter Is Always An Option” T-Shirt over at LOL Shirts and advertise your glitteriness!!  :)

What tips do you have when it comes to glitter projects and messes??  Share below in the comments!!!!

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One Way To Organize Kids Shoes

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Printable Emergency Preparedness Supply List – What To Stock Up On For a 3-Day Supply

Printable Emergency Preparedness Supply List – What To Stock Up On For a 3-Day Supply

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Home Basics Under-Bed Shoe Organizer only $8.98 shipped (Normally $39.99)

Home Basics Under-Bed Shoe Organizer only $8.98 shipped (Normally $39.99)

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