A CRAFTY mum has created a hilarious “game-changer” hack to get children to wash properly – putting £5 notes inside bars of soap.
Joanne Mccabe was looking for Christmas stocking filler ideas for her three children, Paige, 27, Nathan, 20, and Freddie, 10, and decided to kill two birds with one stone.
Images show Joanne holding a clear bar of soap with £5 notes wrapped in cellophane rolled up inside of it.
Joanne posted her ingenious hack on social media where it has become a hit with parents looking to make sure their children wash their hands and stay clean,
The mum-of-three shared images of her brainwave on Facebook last week, writing: “Just an idea if you’re looking for something a little different for a stocking filler made from easy-poured soap and wrapped in cellophane.
“I’m going to have the cleanest kids around at Christmas.“
The post has gained over 2,300 likes and hundreds of comments from impressed parents.
One user said: “My kids are trampy and moan as I’m always on at them to wash their hands.
“This is genius.”
Another agreed: “I love this. So funny. This would drive my son mad.”
A third parent said: “My four-year-old daughter would wait until I’m not looking, and grab something to cut it.
“Just thinking of all the ice cream she could get would drive her mad.”
One mum said: “I’m doing this for my lazy a*** kid. Love it.”
And member of the group added: “This is a game-changer to get those teens showering more often, mine are a nightmare.”
Joanne later added to the post how she made the pricey bars of soap.
Speaking today, Joanne said: “I tried soap making for the first time six weeks ago to keep myself busy and I really enjoyed it so I made some to give as gifts to keep the cost of Christmas presents to a minimum for the family.
“Then, I thought about my children’s Christmas stockings. I wanted to give them something a bit different this year and thought how funny it would be to give them money that they can’t get straight away.
“I thought ‘well money is plastic’ so I tried one first and it worked out perfectly so I made them one each.
“I don’t know if they’ll be impressed, I think they will be fuming they can’t get to it straight away to spend it.
“It’s a good idea for small children to encourage them to wash their hands what with Covid cases back on the rise.
“It’s important we encourage young children to wash their hands in times like this, and this is a good way to do so.”