Bottle Stamping Craft & Smart Clean-up Tips - Engineer Mommy
Jul 022016
 

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As a mom of two young kids, I’m always encouraging creativity and imagination! As a matter of fact, craft sessions are a regular occurrence around here! Today, I can’t wait to show you all how we used a few old soda bottles to create beautiful flower art! And since craft time always requires a big clean-up afterward, I will also show you how the right household essentials, such as Bounty Advanced, Gain Original and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser from Costco, make clean-up quick and easy! When it comes to these Procter & Gamble products, it’s the little details that make a big difference!

Bottle Stamping Craft & Smart Clean-up Tips

Bottle Stamping Craft & Smart Clean-up Tips

Bottle Stamping Craft & Smart Clean-up Tips

Here’s what you’ll need to get started with this craft:
a few empty soda bottles
acrylic paint on a paper plate
sheet of paper
paintbrush

Bottle Stamping Craft

Bottle Stamping Craft

First, start by dipping the bottom of the bottle in some paint.

Bottle Stamping Craft

Bottle Stamping Craft

Then, stamp the bottle onto a sheet of paper. Wiggle it a bit to make sure the paint transfers to the paper.

Bottle Stamping Craft

Bottle Stamping Craft

Remove the bottle and admire your work. Aren’t these little flower petals cute?

Bottle Stamping Craft

Bottle Stamping Craft

Repeat this process for other colors. Simply use multiple bottles or wash the bottom of the bottle between uses.

Bottle Stamping Craft

Bottle Stamping Craft

Now, take a bottle cap and dip that into some paint. Use the cap to stamp a perfect circle in the centers of each of the flowers!

Bottle Stamping Craft

Bottle Stamping Craft

Bottle Stamping Craft

Bottle Stamping Craft

We’re not looking for perfection here. We’re looking to have fun and encourage our little ones to be creative! Finally, use a small paintbrush to draw stems for each of the flowers.

Bottle Stamping Craft

Bottle Stamping Craft

Here’s the one that my 5-year-old was creating! This is a great activity for little kids. It’s easy, quick and a lot of fun! It’s also a great opportunity to teach little ones about the importance of recycling and repurposing things around the house!

Bottle Stamping Craft

Bottle Stamping Craft

Craft time always results in a big clean-up around here, but with the right products, I know I can always get everything back to a clean state fairly quickly!

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

I bought Bounty Advanced Paper Towels from Costco. Did you know that Bounty Advanced is Bounty’s most absorbent towel (compared to National Bounty Select-A-Size Towel)? I got a great deal on this paper towel at Costco- there are actually 12 rolls in this pack! They’re so absorbent and perfect for wiping up tabletop messes. Compared to National Bounty Original, Bounty Advanced offers stronger and more durable sheets when wet!

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

A few quick swipes using my favorite all-purpose cleaner and the Bounty Advanced Paper Towels makes this table look like new! I also really like that Bounty Advanced offers longer Select-A-Size sheets (compared to National Bounty Select-A-Size).

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Bounty Advanced also offers more paper per inch (compared to National Bounty Original). By looking at the table now, you would never know what a mess was here just minutes ago!

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Now that the table is clean, it’s time to turn my attention to that wall. Somehow my daughter thought it would be fun to add a little paint to the wall! When it comes to getting walls clean, I always turn to Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to reveal the clean underneath!

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

I love how well it removes crayons, paint and other craft supplies from my walls! To use it, I simply wet it, squeeze it, clean with it and then rinse it off. It’s actually quite fun to watch as Mr. Clean Magic Eraser quickly removes dirt from the wall with its water-activated MICRO SCRUBBERS!

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Follow in the Mr.’s footsteps and easily erase tough messes from so many different surfaces! This pack from Costco actually features 11 pads: 5 Extra Durable ones and 6 Foaming Bath Scrubbers. It is a great value and will last me many months!

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Of course, a messy craft session also results in messy clothing, but I knew this pink paint stain would be no match for Gain Original. I purchased this 225 fl oz bottle of Gain from Costco. It was a great value, offering 30% more (compared to the 170 oz bottle)! This detergent is safe for use in regular washing machines and high-efficiency washing machines!

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

The dispenser on this bottle makes it super easy to pour! I simply placed the bottle on its side with the valve down and pressed the red button to dispense detergent. To make the detergent dispense more quickly, simply twist the black cap. The directions on the back let you know exactly how much detergent to use based on the size of the load: medium load, large load, he full load, etc.

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Here is the shirt after a spin through the machine with Gain Original! Perfect again! The Gain Original detergent really tackled this tough stain with ease!

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Cleaning up the Post-Craft Mess

Look for these and other P&G essentials at your local Costco store!
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Now, learn more about these P&G products and tell me: How do you encourage your kids to explore their creative, artistic sides? Are you a member of Costco? On which surfaces do you love to use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser?







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 July 2, 2016  Posted by

18 Responses to “Bottle Stamping Craft & Smart Clean-up Tips”

  1. This is excellent!

    Playing with stamping is one thing. Clean-up is quite another. An important other.

    To offer this extra step for play time just goes one step further and it’s nicely done!

  2. Everything cleaned right up! No mess! Yay! Those flowers are adorable! Love this craft idea!

  3. I have never heard of nor thought of bottle stamping. What a fun idea and a great use of recyclables!

  4. I like the bottle print painting. That is the cutest idea, especially when clean-up is ultra easy like that!

  5. Such a fun stamping craft, and great idea! My kids love crafts and we’ve been trying to find some new ideas for things to do! This looks like it would be fun!

  6. What a cute craft idea for kids. It is good you had plenty of cleaning supplies around. Crafting can get messy. I love Magic Erasers.

  7. That is an awesome project, I never thought of that use for old soda bottles…love it. Creativity is so important these days, especially with all the ipads and video games clamoring for kids attention these days. Thanks for sharing!

  8. That’s simply amazing and I know the stress of having to deal with messes, so it’s good to have reliable products such as these. I love the craft idea, it’s going to keep the kids busy too, especially since they have so much free time this summer!

  9. What a perfect activitiy to keep the kids busy this summer. And I love that you provided clean up tips. LOVE magic erasers

  10. What a super fun and easy craft idea to entertain kids :) I love it!

  11. That is so cool. What a fun idea. I have to do this with the kids this weekend.

  12. This sounds like a fantastic craft for the kids. I love gain, it is a fantastic product for keeping the messes of laundry under control!

  13. What a fun craft!!!! Definitely something my four year old would love to do! I will be doing this over the summer with her!

  14. What a fun project! Knowing my kid I’d better have him do this outside and naked lol But glad to know there’s Gain for the clothes. I love using Gain detergent!

  15. i love how creative this is. and the end result is great. also my grandma used to us bounty for years before she passed. she wouldnt use anything else. thats a great brand

  16. These are great for my students. I will definitely use this tips and give it to them as an activity.

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