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Safety when doing messy and creative activities

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Safety when doing messy and creative activities * Make sure that the child has washed it's hands before and after the activity * When using small materials such as sequins and bits of play dough make sure that the child keeps these small parts away from the mouth * If paints are being used then make sure that they are non toxic, this can also apply for colouring pens and pencils * Make sure that the pencils are ready sharpened ...read more.

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paint brush may be being dipped into or water that is involved in a sand activity * All the materials used in any activities have to be on a flat and clean surface * Make sure that the surface is wipe able so to not make a mess when the activity is finished * If doing mud play it is vital that you do the best you can to make sure that there are not any sharp objects lying around on ...read more.

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they are not able to swallow it * If cutting materials with scissors make sure that they are blunt and even with supervision that they are still safe for the child to use * Make sure that any loose pieces of paper are thrown in to the rubbish bin when the activity is finished * The child must wear protective clothing when painting or playing with mud * When using products like glue, make sure that the glue lid is put back on to it after it's use to stop it from spilling etc. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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