Kids: masters at repurposing everyday objects

This post is sponsored by Clorox.

Kids, man. They are masters at creativity. Show a kid a stick, they will show you a gun. Show them a box, it’s a car.

Always ingenious, kids can take any object and turn it into something else. The expression “the right tool for the right job” is just a jumping off point for kids. THEY WILL FIND A WAY.

Here are some of the ways my kids have taken everyday objects and turned them into something better:

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Ah, the old stick-into-a-light-saber trick. Predictable, but a classic nonetheless.

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No yoga mat is safe in my house. It will be repurposed for all manner of play.

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Karis was sure this particular cabinet was made specifically to be a hiding cubby for her.

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I’m so glad I bought these bins for toy organization just so they could repeatedly dump out all the
toys and sit inside them.

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We’ve got a myriad of repurposes here, from the blanket-turned-loincloth to the fancy swim cap hat.
And let’s be honest. It’s not always the kids who are getting creative. It’s possible I once placed my child into a storage box while cleaning out the garage just to keep her contained. It’s the poor man’s pack-and-play.

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What are some of the ways your kids repurpose everyday objects?

This post is in partnership with Clorox, because it’s so often the case that some of these creative repurposes end up yielding a big, big mess. Many a child’s outfit has been sullied by the misuse of a marker or paint can. Since parents aren’t big fans of replacing their kid’s wardrobe every week, for messes and stains, Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster Liquid is the perfect tool. Not only can you use it through the wash, you can actually pre-treat with it to remove more stains. When you pair Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster with your favorite detergent, you can actually remove 4X more stains and brighten 2X more than using detergent alone.


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