The only guarantee with children is,
things are going to get messy!
I usually think of Clorox brand as what I use after the fun, but with the launch of their new website, Clorox Recipes For Fun, Clorox Clean Up Cleaner wants you to Mess it Up and then Clean it Up with their help.
I love this idea. Instead of just thinking of the hassle of those spills, splatters or smudges, get into the fun of what creates them. The site is full of great ideas on how to have fun with your children. From Wacky Science, Kids Cooking, Arts and Crafts and more, they common thread is your kids will learn, have fun and of course... make a big mess!
Looking over the site I found so many great ideas I can enjoy with my small children at home. I couldn't wait to get started and chose something I have never tried, Squishy Eggs.
According to the directions, after a day or two of the egg being submerged in vinegar the calcium carbonate will dissolve leaving only the membrane around the egg. My kids will be able to play with the slightly rubbery egg until it breaks. Yes, that is where the mess comes in.
We can already see the process starting and I hope we can get hands on tomorrow.
To celebrate this new site, Clorox has launched the Ultimate Mess Party Sweepstakes where you can clean up with prizes.
Sign up for a chance to win $10,000 toward an Ultimate Mess Party, plus chances to win instantly every day. Just by registering or sharing a recipe you could win. And just for sharing your recipes for fun, you’ll get a coupon for $1.00 off Clorox® Clean-Up® instantly. You’ll also receive 10 extra grand prize entries for sharing a recipe! There’s more! Each day, Clorox Clean-Up is instantly awarding FREE Clorox® Clean-Up® coupons and $100 gift cards from a variety of favorite retailers to lucky users for just viewing recipes. Prizes are awarded randomly so good luck!
So what is my recipe for fun?
Strawberry U-Pick - Wacky (and tasty!) Science
You will need:
Containers with lids - save sour cream or butter tubs. Poke two holes near the top and thread with yarn so older children can wear their picking tub about waist height.
Take rubber boots in case of mud
Water to drink
Paper bag to sit or kneel on
Hand towel to wipe off messy hands
Half of the fun is to sample while you pick. It is a great chance to stock up on healthy berries, look for bugs and spend some quality time outside. It is a great time to discuss photosynthesis and how the sugars of the berry develop with help from the sun. Try a white berry and you might pucker, but find a bright red one and nothing is sweeter! Or what about the brown ones? Well, decay has set in.
I hope you will take a peak at Clorox's new website: http://cloroxrecipesforfun.com. Submit your own idea and maybe you will win. And check back here, I will post an update on our Squishy Egg fun later this week.
*Disclaimer - I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox Clean-Up Recipes for Fun blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on this program, click here and see the Terms link.