2.25.2012

I'd rather be...


There is always something else we want to do instead of housework. But here is a darling, "green" project with Lili to help your kids help you keep the house neat and tidy!   


I had a small jelly jar, which I cleaned out and peeled off the label. It's small enough to pile in popcicle stickes (new, not recycled this time).  On each stick, write down a different chore.  When my kids were really young, I simply had them use clorox wipes on phones, handles and light switches. It was a great way to introduce them to helping and work. Now, their main daily chores are: putting away dishes and setting the table, sweeping the floors, and taking out the garbage and recycling bins.  (That just gives me more craft time!)


Use your Inky Impressions rubber stamps and dinky drops, along with a recycled jar and ribbons,  to create a pretty chore jar.  As Mary Poppins says, "A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down!" Just one more "green" tip... To stretch your sentiments, try cropping them! I used tape to mask off the word "stamping" before inking up my stamp.  Then, peel back the tape and stamp your cropped sentiment.  

5 comments:

Tammy said...

Clever idea!

Karen said...

A very sweet card Dawn and what a great way to get the kids involved in the chores. Anything for crafting.

Emkay said...

What a fun idea!

Emkay said...

I have an award for you on my blog :)

laurenscraft said...

What a great idea to get the kids in the housework!!! Love the card too!!