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Pinterest Tested: Faucet Extender

Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? This is the place to find out! Each Monday I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest. It's like the Mythbusters of Domesticity! No, friends, I have not given up on Pinterest Tested! We have been dealing with Internet issues at home recently and it has really thrown me off my game. Sorry about skipping the last two weeks. But now I'm back with more tests!

You may have seen this week's PIN:

THE TEST: Will this genius little contraption help my toddler wash his hands on his own? How hard is it to make?

My little toddler has a hard time washing his own hands. He has to stand on a stool and then climb up and hang from his belly over the edge of the counter to reach the water. It does not look comfortable at all! So when I saw this Pin, I was interested.

First, here's a look at what mine looks like:

I used an exacto knife to cut off the narrow lid and make the channel for the water. The plastic around the lid was thicker, so it was a little harder to cut through, but this project was easy. It took me about five minutes to make. Five minutes!

One of the concerns I had with this idea was that my toddler would still have a hard time turning the water on and off. He still has to belly hang while he turns the knobs, but then he can slide down and just stand on the stool. He really likes this new contraption. In fact, if there was a negative to this project, that would be it... he wants to play in the water all day because he can actually reach it!

THE RESULTS: A smashing success!

When my husband saw what I had made, he was very impressed with my genius. I should have just let him think I am the brilliant mind behind this idea instead of blurting out, "Oh, I saw it on Pinterest!" Oh, well... I learned my lesson for next time!
Jennifer V.
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