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:
Use Newspaper over the table and on the floor for easy clean up
Buy a Dollar Store platic table cloth – shake outside when done (great for glitter, Christmas cookies, etc)
Use bath tub as an art studio – make your messes in the tub and wash down the drain when you are done!
Use muffin liners as your “canvas” for painting, glittering, glitter gluing and more! Because of the way it is shaped, it naturally contains the mess. Use the decorated liners and glue them to paper to make some flowers.
Contact paper- makes for no mess, use with glitter, glitter glue, tissue paper, etc
Do your glitter projects on a cookie sheet to contain the mess. When your project is done – just dump the cookie sheet!
Complete glitter projects outside – make your yard sparkle!
Use packing tape to clean up glitter
Use play-doh to clean up glitter
Use a ball of lint to clean up glitter – great idea to give dryer lint a purpose. 🙂
My personal favorite though is to just use GLITTER GLUE! No glitter mess! 🙂 In fact – you should check out this Sensory Bag Using Glitter Glue and Body Wash!
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What tips do you have when it comes to glitter projects and messes?? Share below in the comments!!!!
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