Let your kids do the filling


This “task” is a great way to get your kids involved in housework, and also shows them light home maintenance at an early age. It’s not only safe, but it’s fun too.

If you have a nail-hole that needs filling, let your kids handle it.

It’s super easy to make your own nail filler, from products you probably already have in your home.

Have your kids mix 3 parts baking soda and one part white glue (like Elmer’s).

You might have to add a little water to get the right consistency, as the mixture tends to shrink up as it sits out.

Because this mixture is relatively safe (I wouldn’t eat it, but I really wasn’t a glue-eater growing up), let your kid “paint the wall” where the hole is.

How often to do let your kiddo paint the walls?

My point exactly.

You’ll be the coolest parent ever- but what they don’t know, is that they are tackling a MAJOR chore- that you now don’t have to do!

Little effort, with big results!

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  1. (1.) Trenches of MommyhoodFebruary 25th, 2010
  2. (2.) ChrissyFebruary 26th, 2010