Okay, it’s bound to happen – kids get involved in something and mess ensues! Melissa Puente is a mom of two sets of pre-kindergarten twins and has her own opinion of messes. She thinks it’s a good thing. She said, “I love to see how happy it makes my boys when they can really get their hands dirty!” (Pretty good attitude from a mom with TWO sets of twins!)
Here are a few of her tips for making good, clean messes:
• Start with the end in mind – Before getting started in a craft project, cooking and more, cover the floor with a sheet to make for a quick cleanup.
• Outdoor fun – try to do creative projects outside, where it doesn’t matter how messy you get. [On a hot day, you can even hose down your little artists!]
• Schedule mess-time – try to do projects right before bath time when your kids will be getting in the tub anyway
Follow Melissa’s parenting project on her blog, Giving Kids Our Best.