Crafts & Clean Up With Jewel & Swiffer

I imagine that there will come a time in my future when I’ll wish that I could open up a jar of childhood – to soak in the sounds of giggles and little feet banging on the hardwood floors.  I know that someday, I’ll want to revisit evidence of childhood creativity in every crevice of our home.  For now, I often find it challenging to not get engulfed in the mess that goes along with raising imaginative kids.  Anything that encourages clean-up with crafts is a win in my book, and we did just that at the celebratory launch of the Swiffer Sweep & Trap, with singer, songwriter and mother Jewel, at Manhattan’s Make Meaning.

crafting at Make Meaningpainitng a cookiesinger, songwriter Jewel crafting with kids NYC make meaning Swiffer Sweep and Trap

Lucia and Adrian proudly showed off their crafts, before joining Jewel in her acoustic premiere and video shoot of the “Clean-Up Song” currently available on Swiffer’s Facebook page.  The kids have since watched the video (in which they were a bit paparazzi-perplexed!) and one can only hope that the lyrics are actually soaking in.


We’ve had some time to test out the Swiffer Sweep & Trap in our home, and the key word here most certainly is trap.  The kids are actually able to initiate clean-up without their well-intentioned efforts ending up all over the place (goodbye dust-pan!).

I received a gift bag at the event.  Images 3-5 are via Diane Bondareff Photography.  Opinions, as always, are my own.



  1. Luz Marie says

    Where I’d you get your daughter cat shirt? And headband? I love it!!!!!!

    • The cat sweatshirt is from H& M and the headband is from an accessory store on the Upper East Side called Anna Belen (63rd and Lexington if your in NYC :)).

  2. Lucky kids…forget the Swiffer, all I could focus on was the fact that you met Jewel!!

  3. I don’t know if I’m excited more about the fact you guys met Jewel or that there is a new Swiffer product on the market that I must have. Lol!

    Glad L &A had fun!

    • Thanks so much for visiting Cheryl! I completely understand! The sweep and trap has served us well – l love that it has the innovative TRAP feature! The kiddos aren’t as skilled with the dustpan set. The new swiffer is perfect for them (and me!).

  4. I love the idea of no dust pan (def. worth looking into a Swiffer!!).

    Furthermore, YOU MET JEWEL!! Oh my goodness. I’d have had to be held up to take the picture if she was standing w/my kids. 😉 It’s funny how fame doesn’t even affect the kiddos, isn’t it? They see everyone as the same, and no wonder celebrities take the time out to give back to them. That must be really refreshing. 🙂

    I’m done gushing now… 🙂 Very cool post!

    • The good thing with kids – is that the contents can’t spill out. I always want to encourage their clean up efforts and I feel like I don’t have to police them when they use the sweep and trap! And yes – LOVE that the kiddos are oblivious to the whole celebrity thing. I try to keep it that way since they have the chance to meet so many celebs at events. 🙂

  5. Ok.. I’m in awe!!! This is so incredibly cool!!!!

  6. Great to see you there! Your kids are cuties.

  7. Rebecca Gray says

    Jewel!!!! I can’t believe this!!!!

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