Friday, September 21, 2012

the easy way to clean up paint

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our paints are accessible to Bear so that he may use them anytime he wants. 
i don't mind that. 
it's not unusual for a little paint to get on the table and floor
i don't mind that. 
but then when he's done, i have to clean up the unused paint. 
that i mind.....
until i found the laziest easiest way to clean the paint tin.
we use a silicone mini-muffin tin to put the paint in.  when Bear is done, i scoop up the globs of paint that are left and put them back in the bottles.  then i take the messy muffin tin up on the fridge for the paint to dry.
ususally by later that night or the next day, the paint is dried and crumbling.  then i can just flip the cups of the tin inside out and the dried paint flakes right out. super easy.... and yes, lazy.  i'll admit.
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Amanda said...

Love the idea of using a silicon muffin tray, will remember this if and when I ever let my kiddos use paints again!

Christy said...

HA, your so NOT lazy honey! That's just smart. Why do it the hard way? ;)

Unknown said...

That's a great way to clean up the mess if you ask me, which you didn't, but great idea anyhow! lol

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That is brilliant! I have some of those & I hate them for cooking

Unknown said...

Great idea!

freshlyplanted said...

I'll have to remember this. Much easier, and it doesn't end up staining all your washcloths!

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