Parental Guidance: 7 Mission Impossible Messes Made Simple (SLIDESHOW)

Kids are creative creatures.

And like all brilliant artists-in-training, they’re not afraid to get their hands dirty by pushing boundaries — going outside the lines, outside the paper, onto the wall, onto the floor, and even onto their own clothes.

Fortunately, making messes like magic marker spots disappear doesn’t require magic. So don’t cry over spilled milk (or glitter); here’s seven tough kid cleanups made simpler.

Got a tip for a mess we missed? Share your best-kept secrets with our readers in the comments below.

7 Mission Impossible Messes Made Simple (SLIDESHOW)