Kids ages 5 to 8 have the desire to create. At least that’s what I read in Wild Things, a parenting book about boys, that I’m going through.
Lovers, as that age group is called, tend to be cheerful, full of life, enthusiastic, and chatty. They enjoy reading, painting, drawing, as well as many other things.
Their artistic disposition shines through.
As I read the chapter about that age group, I chuckled as it was spot on in describing my oldest son. Every day I receive a new masterpiece that I get to hang on the wall (or scan into evernote. or…umm…just throw away.)
It’s a messy stage. But it sure is fun.
It’s even more fun when you can use kid’s interests to help out around the house!
My fence has been in need of painting. Since my kids absolutely love to help (surely you know what I mean my “help”) and I try to be a “yes” mom, I decided to hand over the paint and let my boys put their love for creativity to work.
I knew there would be a hug mess! Thankfully I wasn’t too worried, because LAVA had just sent me some soap to try out. They said it washes away grease, strong adhesives and even paint…so this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to try it out.
Here’s how we easily removed paint from hands:
At just a few dollars per bar of LAVA soap, I’d say this is a fantastic supply to have on hand for the removal of paint, grease or other strong adhesives!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.