Crafty Labor Day Cleaning Baskets
By Marie LeBaron
Labor Day is just around the corner. Normally Labor Day is for known for its day of rest, but as my kids are out of school and need something to keep them occupied, we’re cleaning the house this holiday. We’ve decorated some fun cleaning baskets to help get us in the cleaning mood.
Supplies for Labor Day Cleaning Baskets:
– plastic baskets, preferably with handles
– spray bottle
– baby wipes container
– washcloth or scrub glove
– craft foam alphabet stickers
As my children are very little, I chose cleaning supplies that won’t harm them, adding only water to the spray bottle. Or there are lots of other things you can add to your Cleaning Baskets that are perfect for small hands, like a scrub brush, dry towel, duster, or tooth brush.
With our alphabet stickers, we found lots of letters to spell some cleaning words: broom, mop, wash, clean, dust, scrub. Then my two children got to pick 3 words each to place on their cleaning items.
Attach a sticker word to the basket, spray bottle, and baby wipe container.
Now you’re ready to clean. My kids love to clean the windows, and boy do they need it!
I also have them wipe down door knobs and light switches with baby wipes. Those objects are just my daughters size!
To help the kids catch the cleaning buzz, here’s a few more crafty links for making cleaning tools fun for the kids:
– Dusting Puppets
– Water Sponge Toys
– Bath Sponge Creatures
What cleaning jobs do you let your kids help with around the house?
Published September 3, 2009.
Last updated September 3, 2009.