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Names on glasses??!! How??

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mumski Mon 14-Sep-09 11:22:55

Now we have a merged family and 5 children from 9 to 16 years shock the amount of drinks glasses we get through in a day is ridiculous because they never think to wash and reuse.
I had the idea of using my daughters glass painting kit to get them to paint their names on a glass each then get them to reuse.

It worked well but even with just hand washing all the designs and names have washed off within 3 weeks.
Has anyone got any ideas how we can do something more permanent grin

hanaflowerhatestheDM Mon 14-Sep-09 11:24:21

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Ponders Mon 14-Sep-09 11:26:25

Buy a set of different-coloured glasses?

Huge sympathy - I have fewer kids & older but it still happens grrrrr.

blametheparents Mon 14-Sep-09 11:26:29

Buy new glasses, and then they can choose one colour each?
I know that M&S do coloured glasses.

Ponders Mon 14-Sep-09 11:29:25

(Or make them use plastic, Ikea -& other places - make sets of tumblers in at least 6 colours)

Haylstones Mon 14-Sep-09 11:29:52

Couldn't you use the sticky name tags? We got some for dd's drinks bottles and lunch bags at school- the bottles go in the dishwasher most nights and the stickers are still on a year later. They sell them cheaply on EBay...

Ponders Mon 14-Sep-09 11:31:10


(obv they'd be cheaper if you went to Ikea yourself but think how much more you'd spend if you did wink)

ChopsTheDuck Mon 14-Sep-09 11:31:23

I jsut use plastic and write on them with permanant marker. It does need redoing once a month or so, but they quite like having different pics and nicknames scrawled over them.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 14-Sep-09 11:36:14

You don't have to have glasses for soft drinks - mugs with names and/or pictures they like might work too.

Or just hide most of the glasses so that they have to wash and re-use - they're all old enough to rinse a glass.

mumski Mon 14-Sep-09 14:59:10

Thanks every one - what great ideas. Will try a combo of them.
love the way MN can solve all problems know to woman smile

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