Aprons – Some activities become really messy quite quickly, even if you think you have everything covered. To make a kiddies sized apron, place a tea towel width ways on the kiddies’ chest. Attach a piece of ribbon or twine to two of the corners that goes across the back of the shoulders, pegs can be used also
Nappy Wipes – most brands of nappy wipes clean up any mess really well, if you get to it early. Try it first before using any chemicals.
Pre prep – I find newspaper easily accessible and durable when it comes to protecting the kitchen table, bench or even floor tiles and timber floors. Layer it underneath any art or cooking activities before commencing and it halves the cleaning up time. Old towels, sheets or large rags work well also.