I haven’t forgotten about the magical messy microwave cure, but first I wanted to tell you about a wonderful party I’ve been invited to–A Busy Bag Swap! So far there are more than 40 ladies coming and the hostess is having it at a church so we can all be together. The huge group is divided into groups of 10. We are each bringing 10 of the same bag and signing up so no one brings the same thing in their group. Then everyone goes home with 10 new activities!
There are tons of ideas for busy bags on Pinterest. I’m making these pizza factories from secondstorywindow.typepad.com:
I researched printing the color cards at Kinkos. They wanted $1.19 a copy if I used their card stock; $.53 if I brought my own. I decided to print at home. I need 30 colored copies on card stock–we figured we could refill 2 ink cartridges at Costco and be under budget compared to printing at Kinkos. I have a no heat laminator that will come in handy to making everything last a long time and should have enough laminator on hand to do the project.
Now for the Microwave Magic: Fill a glass cup with 1 cup of water and a splash of lemon juice (don’t get fancy, cheap from concentrate like they sell at Aldi is fine.) Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then leave the door shut for 5. Do something else. Wipe down your counters (hmm), Eat a snack (ok!) Something like that. Then take a damp rag and just wipe it out. Everything will come off with no effort thanks to the power of steam. If you have a pretty messy job, you’ll need to rinse your rag out a couple of times. But that’s it!