Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Just Genius ~ Glitter Clean Up Tip

I have a love / hate relationship with Pinterest.

I certainly find oodles of inspiration there, but...

More often than not it makes me feel like a slacker.

I high five myself when I use a Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter on my kids' sandwiches when packing lunches in the morning.

And then I stumble upon someone who has whittled a 3D tree out of a block of cheese and decorated it with wee little pepper pieces and I feel like I've let my offspring down.

But alas, there are the days when I spot something on there that doesn't cause me to go all Martha Stewart and I simply get to enjoy a "why didn't I think of that moment."

And since it is glitter season in classrooms nationwide.

And since I tend to loathe glitter because of the mess it leaves behind and I know many of you feel the same way....

I present you with this Pinterest-found treasure:

Seriously awesome!

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  1. Seriously?!! Why didn't I think of that?! I also started a pinterest board called "genius!". This is def going there!

  2. Wow, simply brilliant and I have a bunch of them because our dry cleaner always gives them out as a holiday thank you. :-)

  3. Wow! I could have used that a couple of days ago. I didn't realize that so much glitter could be in one of those teeny tiny containers!

    First Grade Delight

  4. I like Pinterest BUT I never feel bad that I am not that crafty...personally I would like to think that my kids are going to remember that I spent TIME with them, not that I made a bunch of little crafts someone else "ooohed" and "aaahed" over on a pin board.

  5. Time spent with children are wonderful but so is the web when it comes to my non-crafty ability and the wonderful ideas that I get so my child and classroom children can reminisce on.
    Big thanks to CFC for all hard work to making my life simple. Thank you for your tips, ideas and organization tips! The roller just put the icing on the cake or should I say the star on the tree! Thanks for everything! I just packed my roller in my bag for the glitter creation we will be adventuring on tomorrow! Merry Christmas!

  6. You're bbbbaaaaaaaaaaccckkkk!
    (I've been worried!)
    Glad to see you've returned to BlogLand.

    And, just a reminder, there are about 2000 people who have visited CFC who would tell you that you are NOT a slacker!
    I think you're terrific--with or without the cheese block tree!

    Merry Christmas!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  7. Head slap! Why didn't I think of that?!?
    2B Honey Bunch

  8. So cool - check out my blog post from today to see another use for a lint brush.


    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  9. Absolutely not a slacker! You put your energy elsewhere, and besides the whittled tree will get dropped or eaten, and then where would you be? Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas, and inspiration!

  10. So funny! I know what you mean, but definitely not a slacker!!!!

  11. The roller is great for glitter, but I like using glitter glue even more. All of the glitter without the annoying little pieces that fly everywhere.
    My latest love is the Magic Eraser, especially the ones that are sponge on one side and the white Magic Eraser stuff on the other side. They clean EVERYTHING. It is the only thing I can use at school to get the crayon, marker, etc. off the desks and work tables. It also makes the class sink shine.
    And slacker you are not. Just look at your 195 posts this year.

  12. I saw that, too and was kicking myself for not realizing that wonderful use for a lint roller sooner. I really could have used that pin when I spilled (er, dumped) glitter on the floor TWICE in one day. Now here's a question, why don't they make the tops of the glitter containers sturdier? Or maybe I should be asking myself why I thought it was a good idea to pick the glitter up by the top in the first place...

  13. Thank you for your wise post. I had an unsupervised use of glitter and my 6 year old and 2 year old made quite a mess. My husband vacuumed and I thought he got it all. Later that day I noticed glitter in 3 other rooms. Thanks again for the tip because the microfiber mop just moved the glitter around. Genius!


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