After the Great Glitter Fiasco of ’02 glitter has been banned from Casa de Chili unless it’s in the form of a glitter glue pen. Which can be wielded easily and not achooed everywhere. In case you’re interested, I still find glitter occasionally.
I happen to know 2 adult women that are sisters that have been having a “glitter war” for 15 years. It all started when they shared a room and one refused to clean so the other had to. The story is somewhat muddled but it involved a large art class cansiter of glitter being shaken all over a bedroom with wide plank wood floors. 15 years later, that floor still “shines”. Now in good fun, glitter shows up in the darndest places, mailed birthday cards, inside sneakers, inside a hat, or an entire canister poured in the “get-away-car” on a wedding day. It is quite amusing to all of us that don’t have to clean it up!
All playdough, paint and related such mediums are banned to the deck (which is covered). In addition a art mat and butcher paper must be underneath child performing experiements and if said experiment is on a table (vs. an easel) then vinyl placemats are laid on the Ikea kids table which is moved outside for the project.
I hear fresh air is good for the creative juices!
I HATE cleaning up playdough from the rug and there will not be PAINT on my hardwood floors. Jello yes, paint no. BTW–Jello can actually “stain” that hardwood if left for more then say 24 hours.
I’m sorry for my loud outburst of laughter. I’ve been there and you will be finding glitter on things for a long time. After a while it will become funny. Maybe. The only thing I’ve had to ban from my home is Silly Putty.
I’m sitting here trying not to laugh and not succeeding at all I might add! Just the mental picture is all it took. I so needed a laugh this week. Thanks! I’m sorry that you will probably be vacuuming glitter for months….