MOM HACKS ℠ | Arts & Crafts (ep. 2)

Published on November 12, 2015

12 awesome ways to make the the most of craft time by reducing mess, keeping supplies neat, and teaching your kid proper technique. Share this video and to subscribe (it’s free!) Subscribe to WUM for more from this new series and videos every M-W-Th-F! http://bit.ly/sub2moms

HACKS:
• Store kids paint in hand dispensers to make it easy for them to dispense.
• Pour marbles between two baking pans to create your own lazy susan, so art supplies can make the rounds.
• Muffin liners in muffin tins can serve as an organized and portable art tray.
• Soak old dried up markers in water to make beautiful watercolors.
• Teach your kid how to cut properly, by drawing a smiley face on their thumb. To make it easier to cut sticky duct tape, wipe scissors with a baby wipe first. Sharpen dull blades by cutting through tin foil.
• Use denatured alcohol to remove crayon and marker stains on surfaces.
• Use a lint roller to pick up spilled glitter.
• Line a work surface with Press N Seal for the quickest cleanup.
• Place paint and paper into a gallon sized Ziploc bag and tape it to the surface to eliminate mess altogether.
• Remove sticker liners to make it easier for kids to peel off stickers.
• Soak glue caps in vegetable oil to unclog them. Pour glue onto a wet sponge, and kids can dip paper into glue bin.
• Take a picture of your child’s artwork, and make an album book offered online.

Check out other episodes from the Hack Series! Let us know in the comments Hacks you’d like to see!

Ep. 1 Grocery Shopping: https://youtu.be/SRsUyLr47_g
Ep. 3 Laundry: https://youtu.be/qDJgt-sto-Q
Ep. 4 The Holidays: https://youtu.be/_V0lVfYjLpQ
Ep. 5 Bath Time: https://youtu.be/otWA2R-GUuI

You can find the supplies in the links below:
Marbles (for lazy susan)
Baking pans (for lazy susan)
Muffin pan (for portable art tray)
Muffin liners (for portable art tray)
Glass containers (for diy watercolor)
Denatured Alcohol (to remove paint/marker from a surface)
Lint Roller (to pick up glitter)
Press N Seal (for mess-free surface)
Gallon Ziploc Bags (for mess-free craft)
Vegetable Oil (to unclog glue cap)
Plastic container (for glue sponge)

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50 COMMENTS

50 thoughts on “MOM HACKS ℠ | Arts & Crafts (ep. 2)

  1. I love every idea except the last one: throwing the artwork in the trash. Trust me, when your kids are adults holding their original artwork in your hands and having them matted and framed is a lot better than a digital photograph. You don't have to save every scrap but you can save some.

  2. I honestly love these videos and I'm eleven I don't have kids but I have two 8 years and a 3 year old I would automatically use these

    (They enjoy watching these with me too, even my baby brother 3yearsold )

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