Crafting With Kids (& A $100 Visa Gift Card!)

Today I am welcoming meg duerksen from whatever – she is guest posting about crafting with kids (+ a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!)

when Clorox® asked me to write about making messes with my kids and cleaning them up
i said, “YES! we are GREAT at making messes and coincidentally . . . CloroxClean-Up® is my favorite cleaning product!”
they directed me to the Clorox Clean-Up Recipes for Fun–Where Mess Doesn’t Matter!
have you been there?
it is FULL of ideas for crafts or cooking or even science experiments to get messy with kids!

i make crafts with my kids quite often and i LOVE to see them get really into their project no matter how messy it gets!
at the Recipe for Fun site i found an idea for using collage and color together to make a color wheel!
we got busy on the mess making.

mess making

i got out our stack of old magazines and began ripping out anything that was mostly one color.
we made a big pile of magazine pictures.
i cut a large circle from a piece of poster board and drew lines diving the circle into six equal sections.
i wrote the names of the colors in rainbow order on the wheel to know where to put each scrap.
then we started gluing down our pictures.(Click READ MORE to see the crafting instructions and enter the giveaway)

WHAT is this?!

i came across rubber cement at the grocery store and wondered if my girls had ever used it.
i knew i had never purchased it, so i got some.
my daughter was very curious!
“WHAT is this?!” she asked in a doubtful tone.
then i showed her how it had a brush INSIDE, and she was excited to use it.

using rubber cement

we also used a paint brush dipped in the glue bottle so we could all work at the same time.

it’s just like painting but you paint with glue.

layering pictures to create collage

layering and layering . . . picture after picture . . . overlapping until there are no white spaces at all.

Rrrrip!

snip! snip! snip!

we almost always make our crafts at this table.
i painted it white almost 10 years ago.
my kids use everything on it!
and it always comes back to white with Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner.

i heart messy crafts!

i was out of town recently, and when i came home i noticed my 10 year old had organized this coca-cola crate
with our art supplies by color!
how cute is that?! i love it! we like to do lots of things around here in rainbow order.

craft supplies

my hands are all sticky!

pasting images

almost finished...

it was coming along quite nicely at this point.
there was glue all over our hands and the table!

mess.

they finished their color wheel collage but the mess still remained.

well…every Recipe For Fun needs a Recipe For Clean.

Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner combines a cleaner and the disinfecting power of Clorox Bleach letting you spray away messy play. It removes tough stains as well as the germs you can’t see, leaving your home sparkling clean and ready for the next recipe.

scattered mess

usually after craft time my kids quickly scatter leaving the mess for me to clean up.
but today my youngest surprised me by helping out!
she loves to use spray bottles and paper towels.

clean up! clean up! everybody... every where...

when she saw the marker and glue wipe right off she said, “this is going great!”

Bottle of Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner

with my daughter’s help, a trash bag & Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner, the room was cleaner than when we started!

collage

find the perfect activity for you and your kids to live it up, mess it up and then clean it up at Clorox Clean-Up Recipes for Fun – Where Mess Doesn’t Matter!

do you like getting messy and creative with your kids?

tell me about it in the comments and be entered to win one of ten $100 Visa gift cards!
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Comments

  1. Grace says

    I love the color wheel craft idea! l’ve never tried that cleaner before, but it looks like I should!

  2. Lynne says

    Love that color wheel! So fun! We love messy crafts and in fact things that you would not think are messy are somehow messy in our house.

  3. Aimee says

    I must admit, I’m not a big fan of messes, but Clorox wipes sure do help a lot in cleaning up those kiddie messes that do happen!