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Have active children?
I even have a board on Pinterest titled “Activities to wear my children out”, see for yourself:
Getting down on my hands an knees and really playing with my kids is something I love and really enjoy. We play A LOT of Legos, trains and cars but some times I feel like I am totally out of ideas. Pinterest usually comes to the rescue for that but I have to dig. Not always the greatest when our energetic son wants to do a craft NOW!
Clorox® has just launched a “Recipes for Fun” campaign that I LOVE!!! There are ideas and projects to engage young minds. It’s like having your own tool box of ideas just a click away. Plus, you can win some sweet prizes for entering your won recipes.
The branding is so colorful, I love it.
About Clorox Recipes for Fun
Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner has launched an exciting Web site where you can find and share recipes for fun activities to do with your kids. At cloroxrecipesforfun.com, you and your kids can get ideas for science experiments, cooking recipes and arts and crafts projects. Have a ball making a mess while you teach your children cooking and science lessons along the way. No worries though, because the clean-up is a snap with Clorox® Clean Up®! You’ll be able to find the perfect activity for you and your kids to live it up, mess it up, then clean it up.
To celebrate the new Recipes for Fun site, Clorox has launched the Ultimate Mess Party Sweepstakes and they want you to clean up with prizes! Sign up for a chance to win $10,000 toward an Ultimate Mess Party, plus chances to win instantly every day. Just by registering or sharing a recipe you could win. And just for sharing your recipes for fun, you’ll get a coupon for $1.00 off Clorox® Clean-Up® instantly. You’ll also receive 10 extra grand prize entries for sharing a recipe! There’s more! Each day, Clorox Clean-Up is instantly awarding FREE Clorox® Clean-Up® coupons and $100 gift cards from a variety of favorite retailers to lucky users for just viewing recipes. Prizes are awarded randomly so good luck!
My four year old and I tried this fun Magic Milk Paint Project. It took us all of 2 minutes to prep and it was fun:
The perfect blend of art, milk and science, these momentary masterpieces will amaze and amuse your kids.
Ingredients for fun:
- Food coloring
- Dish soap
- Light-colored paper
How to make it:
- Place the dish soap-dipped toothpick into their hands and watch eyes widen as they make magic.
- Pour milk into small dish or container lid.
- After milk is poured, add a few drops of various food colors.
- Dip toothpick in dish soap.
- Place toothpick into milk.
- After experimenting with swirling and mixing colors, colored milk can be used for painting on light-colored paper.
NOTE: To build up the suspense, tell kids that they’ll be using the world’s smallest magic wand.
The Wacky Science Behind It: All liquids have a surface tension that allows less dense objects to float on their surface (think of a leaf floating on top of a puddle). Inserting the soap-tainted toothpick into the mixture majorly messes with the milk’s surface tension, causing the food coloring to flee from the soap.
How to clean up:
Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner combines the powerful cleaners PLUS the disinfecting power of Clorox® Bleach to help make clean-up
(There is tooth paste in the picture because I read “tooth paste” not “tooth pick”. You do not need tooth paste for this activity ;)
We had fun putting this together and loved how pretty the colors swirled in the milk.
This is one website that I will bookmark and use regularly (plus I’m going to pin some of them on Pinterest, too!)
More About Clorox Clean Up:
Every Recipe For Fun needs a Recipe For Clean. That’s why Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner with the combination of cleaner and the disinfecting power of Clorox Bleach lets you spray away messy play. So no matter how big a mess you make of it, Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner Cleaner with Bleach can be used throughout your house to quickly and effectively clean, disinfect, and deodorize.
About Ultimate Mess Party:
Just by registering, you’ll receive one sweepstakes entry into the grand prize for a chance to win $10,000 toward an Ultimate Mess Party. With $10,000, you and your family could get everything you need to enjoy the wettest, sudsiest, paintiest, muddiest party of all time. From a colossal cooking party to a monumental mud volleyball party, you choose the mess and let Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner do the rest.
Share Your Recipe:
Share your Recipe For Fun and receive 10 extra grand prize entries! And as a “thanks” for sharing, you can get a $1.00 coupon on Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner for your first recipe.
For more information visit: cloroxrecipesforfun.com