As the weather has gotten nicer and warmer here in Mass, we’re taking most of our activities outside these last few months. When Layla started doing arts and crafts, the mess would drive me crazy. I would sit and tidy up as she would make messes until I realized how much kids thrive when there’s a mess! Layla really enjoys getting dirty and has the best time creating when I’m less worried about cleaning up and more into creating right beside her. When I get her crayons out or get an activity together, she always asks me or Anthony to do it with her. Lately, her favorite activity is painting and of course with that comes a mess, but I found a solution to be more relaxed about it. First off, take the painting outside!! And I found a detergent that is amazing at fighting 100% of stain types (bleachable, oily/waxy, enzymatic, particulate). We usually use natural and plant based detergents, but they aren’t always the best at getting stains out. I was excited to put the all® stainlifter® OXI liquid detergent to the test.
Painting with nature is such a simple art technique for kids and explores textures and patterns in an open-ended and fun way. So, the other day we went around our yard and collected a bunch of nature items. From sticks, flowers, leaves, pinecones, sea shells, the list is endless for items to use as a paint brush. Then, we grabbed some washable, water based paint and had a blast painting on some canvases! I really let Layla take the reins on this and she enjoyed it so much. I showed her to dip the flower and leaves in the paint and how to use them either like a stamp or a brush. This project was super easy with minimal set up, and it was fun to go out and search for items to paint with.
Of course after our painting session, Layla and I had paint all over us! She enjoyed the nature items but was also finger painting, so she kept wiping her hands on her shirt. Like I said, I normally would be freaking out that she had paint on her clothes, but all® laundry detergent came to my rescue! It took all the water based, washable paint off of our clothes and blanket and left them looking bright and smelling fresh. I’m thankful that now I don’t have to worry about what clothes my girls are wearing during an activity and we can focus on creating memories together, because I can rely on the all® laundry detergent to be there to clean up the mess. This is a product all mom’s need to get on board with! Let your kids be kids and create memories with them, and worry about the mess later. Head to Amazon to try all® stainlifter® OXI liquid detergent for yourselves, you can thank me later!
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