I not only have to tell them to take showers, but I have to specify that they should use soap and shampoo. I can not ask them, "Did you brush your teeth?", but must ask, "Did you brush your teeth TODAY?". I have also had to explain many, many times that deodorant is not a cure-all for BO, but must be applied daily. My husband assures me that they will become more interested in their personal hygiene when they become interested in girls. Until then I thought I would make them some friendly reminders that would double as some cute bathroom art.
I started w/ some 8x10 canvases (they were about $1.50 a piece) and painted them to match the kid's bathroom. Then I cut out some shapes using my Everyday Paperdolls cartridge on my Cricut. I didn't have one for the deodorant and we really, really need a deodorant sign, so I just traced an actual deodorant thingy and cut it out.
Now I need to hang them on the wall. (Just noticed I misspelled a word-did you spot it?)
I'm thinking of putting "flush" above the toilet (another thing they can't remember to do), but I'm wondering if that's tacky. Thoughts?
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That is cute!ReplyDelete
Adorable! Lol, and not tacky at all to put flush! Mine have to be reminded of that multiple times a day! Nicole at Adventures in Mommyland www.thebakingmom.blogspot.comReplyDelete
I don't know if it's tacky but I need 2 flush signs for my house! LOL Your pics are too cute.ReplyDelete
Cute! I teach fourth grade and I know just what you are talking about. On a hot LA day it's almost like a wet dog smell. I think anyone who knows you have three boys- which is anyone in your bathroom- would smile in a knowing appreciation for "flush."ReplyDelete
I think I'm putting up a "flush" sign. I think the sound scares them of something. What I find really gross is when not only did they not flush, but theres is no evidence of toilet paper.ReplyDelete
how about "use toilet paper"-crossing the line?
I would and a "Ready. Aim." to that "Flush!"ReplyDelete
Ready. Aim. Wipe. Flush. Just like dogs, boys need short concise words. Even the big boys still need tham at times:)ReplyDelete
Love these! They're simple but colorful and cute (and hopefully effective!). Hooray for little boys and crafty mamas. :)ReplyDelete
The "Flush" would be hilarious. These are cute. I might add that girls need some reminding too, I need to do one with nail clippers that says"Trim" a "Brush" and a bottle that says"your hair's not clean until you get foamy sudsy lather...wash, rinse, repeat!" That one might be a little long. LOLReplyDelete
Maybe they don't flush because they are trying to be green. You know, if it's yellow let it mellow..?ReplyDelete
Probably not though :)
Ha Ha...you are funny. My son is 2 and he is already beginning to stink! How does that happen???ReplyDelete
These are super cute and I may need to make some for myself!
Any mother of boys would love this! You are so smart! I'm making Subway art for my kids' bathroom, but I never would have though about "deoderize". I probably need to add that one. So funny! The look amazing with the shower curtain too!ReplyDelete
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That is an awesome idea! I love them and they look so good with your shower curtain! Great job!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up!
Looks great - love the way they match up with the shower curtain. And yes, boys need constant reminders - go ahead, add Flush :)ReplyDelete
WAY CUTE!!! and, TOTALLY do the Flush signs.ReplyDelete
such cute functional wall art! love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)
From one trophy wife to another, I must say that your bathroom artwork is downright darling! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link this up to my Not "Baaad" (get it?) blog hop, which features a competition for the Best in Show award :)ReplyDelete
LLOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE These! I'm a trophy wife in training and also take terrible photos - your blog is too cute!ReplyDelete
I featured this on my blog today! Congrats, and thanks for the inspiration :)ReplyDelete
Come get a "featured" button, too!
i need this for my husband@ new follower here.. i have a stinky boy too! come check us out :)ReplyDelete
super adorable!! Would love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.comReplyDelete
These are awesome! I may have to make these, I have three smelly boys!! Maybe the flush one too! OH, and a put the lid down too lol!! =)ReplyDelete
fantastical! love the simple graphicsReplyDelete
I am featuring these on my blog today -check it out!ReplyDelete
OMG! My 9yo boy just started wearing deoderant and I TOTALLY have to ask him all the things you mentioned...EVERYDAY! I have bookmarked your idea and will be using some old canvases I have to make these for outside their bathroom. What a fabulous idea for the stinky and wonderful boys in our lives.ReplyDelete
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So cute!! Love the colors with the shower curtain!ReplyDelete
These are so cute!! LOVE them !ReplyDelete
Haha! I love it! My sis just told me to do "flush" in our bathroom, since my 3 yr old always forgets & my 1 yr old goes & plays in it. The latest episode involved poop & I had had enough. Just think it's great I'm not the only one with that prob. :) @least the flushing, hopefully no one else has to deal with their kids playing in it.ReplyDelete
Cute and clever. Flush is a necessity and I need a set of these for my own house!ReplyDelete