Make your own foaming dishwashing detergent
Lisa extended Kirsten's foaming hand soap hack to include dishwashing:
I recently saw a TV ad for Dawn Direct Foam -- it seems to be the exact same thing as foaming hand soap only with dishwashing detergent [Are you sure, Lisa? Because the website says Dawn Direct Foam uses a BREAKTHROUGH FOAMING TECHNOLOGY. -- Ed.]. They market it as something you can squirt directly on the sponge (which is how I wash dishes anyway). I made my own using an old foam hand soap dispenser and filled it up about 4/5 with water, then squeezed a good long stream of dishwashing liquid into it. Shake it up, and it works great. I've been using the same bottle of dishwashing detergent for 6 months now and have barely made a dent.
But does this magic foam get your kids to do the dishes?