A SAVVY mum has shared a brilliant way for keeping her kids entertained for hours – without making a mess.
Celena Kinsey took to TikTok to share her clever hack, which involves getting some foam pool noodles from a local discount store.
Celena Kinsey took to TikTok to share her clever parenting hackCredit: Tiktok/@celenakinsey
She cuts the pool noodles up to make little rings, and gives her kids ladles to fish them outCredit: Tiktok/@celenakinsey
“I’m going to share a hack that I use to keep my kids super entertained for at least an hour,” she explained.
Once you’ve got the pool noodles – which are readily available in supermarkets and stores such as The Range, costing £3.49 – cut them up into small circles.
“You’re going to add them to a bath or an outdoor paddling pool to make a giant noodle pit,” she said.
“Then give the kids a ladle and let them go wild.”
And that’s not the only use the noodles have.
If a section is left uncut, the noodles can be used as pipes, while the little circles can be used to “make patterns or build towers”.
Celena was quickly praised for sharing the hack, with one man writing: “As a single dad can I just say I love this account because you keep everything really simple but very enriching for the kids!”
And another person added: “ohhhh this is totally worth doing if it keeps them entertained for a while!”
“I did this 10 yrs ago. They loved it!!!! Good job momma,” someone else wrote.
Another comment questioned how the loops are all cleaned up at the end of the bath, with the person writing: “Could you please show storage of these?
“The thought of cleaning all of those up gives me so much anxiety, LOL.”
“Hahahah oh helping mom clean up is part of the activity,” Celena replied, adding: “But I’ll show you more things I do with them so it’s not just a one time use.”
The rings can also be used to make a tower, or patterns, while longer lengths work brilliantly as pipesCredit: Tiktok/@celenakinsey