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By pouring some glue on a sponge, this mom solves a common problem and it's really great!

By pouring some glue on a sponge, this mom solves a common problem and it's really great!
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If you have children or grandchildren, you know they love to DIY ... but you've learned that it was doing a lot of damages!

I'll tell you some great tips that will make the DIY activities less stressful for the adults and more fun for the kids.

Share these great tips with teachers, educators and all the parents of young children around you. They will be grateful!

Glue. Young children tend to put too much glue on their crafts. Fix this problem by pouring glue on a damp sponge that you place in a plastic container. The child will only have to stick the paper on the sponge filled with glue to have enough of it. When the DIY activity is over, close the container and your glue will be good for next time without any waste!

Dry glue. If the cap of the glue jar is clogged with dry glue, soak it in a little bit of vegetable oil: the dry glue will peel off easily. 

Tape. Did you know that by wiping scissors with a wet baby wipe you could cut tape without sticking to the scissors? 

Scissors. If your child struggles to hold his scissors, draw a smile on his thumb, telling him that he must see his man when he uses the scissors!

Sharpen the scissors. To sharpen your scissors, cut a sheet of aluminum foil! This is very effective in restoring your scissors!

Plastic film. This trick is really great to protect your table from all the DIY damage, including paint. Use Glad Press'n Seal plastic film: it adheres completely to the surface, so it will not move. When the activity is over, you remove the film and all that it contains!

Paint in a bag. A different painting activity: pour 3 colors of paint onto a sheet and slide the sheet into a large resealable plastic bag. By pressing the painting, the children will be able to create very special abstract works.

Painting. Pour the paint into spout bottles, such as Dollarama hand soap bottles. This way, children will be able to help themselves without any damages. In addition, the paint will not dry in a tightly closed container.

Markers. When the markers have run out of ink, do not throw them away: keep them in a bag until you use them to paint with water! Soak them in small containers of water, the ink will transfer to the water and you will have watercolor paint that costs nothing.

Rotating plate. To create a more convenient rotating tray for storing DIY accessories, use 2 round cake pans. Place balls in a mold and place the 2ndMold on top. Add storage containers in the mold and you get a super efficient rotating tray!

Muffin mold. Muffin molds are great for storing small pieces (buttons, sequins, balls, tights, etc.) when you're DIY!

Glitters. Glitters in DIY are beautiful, but it is less beautiful when there are everywhere! Take out the lump roller and pass it on the table, you will be able to clean the mess easily.

Stickers. It is not easy for small hands to take off stickers on a sheet of paper. It will be easier if you remove the entire outline.

Photos. Remember to take a lot of pictures of the crafts and drawings of the children. You will be able to share the creations of your loved one more easily with the rest of the family, while maintaining an album of the most beautiful crafts. Photos are easier to store than all the crafts and they will give you ideas for decoration (a beautiful photo montage, a transfer on fabric, an enlarged box) or simply beautiful memories to watch with the children as they grow .

Watch all this stuff in video to understand them and do them.

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