Parent hack: How to easily wash paint off your kid's hands

Makers gonna make—but they can make a big mess in the process. Keep clean-up easy with this simple trick that removes paint from hands in seconds.

Photos: iStockphoto
Photos: iStockphoto

When you pull out the paints, does more end up on your kid than on the paper? Turns out there’s an easy way to more easily wash paint off your kid’s hands. Just apply moisturizer to your kid’s hands before painting. The lotion acts as a barrier, helping the paint wash right off with little scrubbing.

A version of this article appeared in our November 2016 issue with the headline “How to make paint cleanup easy,” p. 38.

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