38. Yes you cone
As much as you love seeing your little one happily enjoying ice cream, the thought of giving them a cone of the cold stuff can make you cringe. Stop them from dribbling everywhere by cutting a cone-sized hole in the middle of a paper plate. They can still hold and lick their cone as normal, and the plate will catch all the drips. FYI, you can do the same with cupcake liners and popsicles.
37. Pancake + pizza cutter = perfection
Kids and kids-at-heart love pancakes. But if you’ve ever whipped up a griddle full of hotcakes for your brood, you know how long it takes to cut up everyone’s breakfast with a knife and fork. Next time, grab your pizza cutter to glide through a full stack of flapjacks with ease. You might even get to eat yours while they’re still hot, thanks to this hack.
36. Reincarnate broken crayons
Toddlers are not known for their delicate nature. As such, they’ve probably left a sea of broken crayons in their wake. You don’t have to toss the waxy odds and ends, though. Instead, coat a muffin tin with cooking spray, and fill each hole with unwrapped crayons, sorted by color groups if you fancy. Bake them for seven or eight minutes at 275 degrees to melt the broken crayons into big, new ones.