If there’s one universal truth I’ve discovered as a mother of boys, it’s that life with boys is messy! From dirt on the floor to pee on the toilet seat, I’ve pretty much resigned myself to dealing with random messes for the rest of my life. But while some messes are just flat-out gross, others are a lot more tolerable. Cleaning up the spilled chocolate from a kitchen baking session or scraps of paper and foam from a marathon crafting spree is worth the effort considering how much fun my boys have making those messes!
Luckily, cleaning up after my boys has become a lot easier since I discovered Swiffer products! From the handy Swiffer Sweeper for floors to the Swiffer 360 Duster for tables, shelves and more, I can say yes to the mess with Swiffer in my corner. Letting my boys make a mess has led to some pretty amazing creations, including large, colourful paintings and delicious kitchen creations. And since I, like 70% of other Canadian parents, believe that making a mess encourages creativity, I appreciate anything that helps me clean up those messes quickly and thoroughly!
Personally, I think that the favourite messy project my boys have ever made was our family hand-print artwork. When it came to making a mess, this was in a class of its own! Coating our hands and arms in acrylic paint, pressing them down on a canvas and then using other colours of paint and our fingerprints to decorate meant lots and lots of cleanup. And as hard as we tried, a few splatters ended up on the floor. The Swiffer WetJet made quick work of the mess, though, and the end results were well worth it!
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If you’ve ever said no to your kids when they get one of those creative ideas that might end in a mess (and then felt guilty about it), having Swiffer products on hand is a must! My favourite is the Swiffer WetJet; it’s so quick and easy to grab and use to clean up little spills in the kitchen. Whether your child’s an aspiring cook, a future artist or a dedicated athlete that won’t let a little dirt or mud keep him from practice, you won’t mind saying yes to the mess when cleaning it up is so simple!
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My oldest daughter drew a picture on the living room wall behind a table when she was about 3. When I saw it the drawing looked like the cartoon character Ziggy. I was a bit upset and asked her why she drew a Ziggy on the wall instead of in a paper. She cried and through the tears said it’s Humpty Dumpty. I don’t know if she was more upset that I had yelled at her for drawing on the wall or that I didn’t recognize what she drew.
My girl decided to use regular crayons in the bathtub. She learned that they were not to be used there when she has to scrub it off.
My son’s friend taught him how to make slime and they made a big tub of it. They left the tub in our family room while they went out to play and our dog knocked the tub over. It ended up all over the floor, the couch and the coffee table. What a mess!
Playdough Is a big mess maker here
baking ‘messy cookies’ every so often. they’re always different from previous ones and it provides a ‘teachable moment’ regarding how ingredients work together (or not). thanks
the kids used to like coloring on the walls, they thought it was nice until they had to wash it off
i spilled garlic powder all over the floor. it is really a sticky mess to clean up
My grandson was making a special birthday card for his Mom and wanted to put sparkles all over it because he knows that the girls at school like to use sparkles on their crafts. By the time he had the card finished, not only were there sparkles all over our table, chairs and floor when the card was finished, but then he accidentally dropped the entire rest of the sparkles package all over our carpet. We’were cleaning up sparkles for months and are still finding them.
My daughter created masterpieces on the wall behind her door, very creative but she used crayons,felts or pencil crayons ‘borrowed’ from her older brother. Webtook pictures then cleaned it off..but within a week finding the hidden drawing tools.. another would appear, this went on for awhile then my husband bought a huge roll of wide paper and we put that up and all the rest were done on paper!
One word: sparkles!
Definitely sparkles, you are so right. They’re the worst.