Mom Starts Putting Glue On This Sponge. The Reason Is Brilliant!

If you have young children, or are now a grandma, the following Mom Hacks in the video below will be a literal “Godsend!”  We know how important craft time is to a developing child’s creativity and even emotional development, but if we are being honest, sometimes we hesitate with the messy process because the cleanup is overwhelming!

Well, the moms from the YouTube channel WhatsUpMoms have come up with a whole slew of tips to remedy the mess and dreaded clean-up; allowing our kids the freedom of the fun of messy crafting without picking up on unneeded tension from the adult supervision.

This fantastic edition of Mom Hacks includes fingerprinting in an extra large ziplock, using hand soap dispensers for kids paint, ingenious clean up tips for overuse of glitter and instant clean up for the dreaded “wall artist!” One of my personal favorites is putting excess glue on a sponge that will contain the mess while allowing the child to meet their “glue needs”.

These and many other invaluable solutions are brilliantly illustrated in the footage that follows.  I can honestly say that I am one of those moms that dreads all the mess, and am really grateful to have come upon such great solutions.  Let us know what you found most helpful!

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This Woman Put An Entire Spool Of Yarn Into Glue. But When She’s Done It’s STUNNING!

The most common thing that people usually use yarn for are items to knit; such things as scarves, sweaters and mittens.  Unless you are a crafty person like Dana.  I never fail to be astounded by how innovative and creative some people are.  I certainly never would have thought of making the creation you are about to watch, but having seen it’s lovely outcome I can’t wait to try it!

What Dana does with: an inflatable bouncy ball, cotton yarn or hemp cord, and basic school glue is truly athing of beauty.  What she creates is a yarn globe or lantern.  She shows us how to prepare the ball and glue, and then demonstrates the winding process of the yarn.  After she takes us through the steps which really look the FUN, she shows us how to turn our creation into an actual, usable lamp!

It’s really easy to remove the dried yarn from the ball.  It’s a thing of beauty on it’s own.  Then with 4 items:  a hanging light fixture, lightbulb, clamp connector and a washer (available at any hardware store), she shows us how, within minutes, your colorful lantern becomes an amazing lamp.

I’m not  kidding!  It’s an actual beautiful modern lamp that you’d be proud to hang in your house.  Let us know how yours comes out if you try it, and what you think about this amazing DIY, that comes from the Made Everyday site.

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