Galactic Hot Dogs
 
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Clean Coins

 
Materials

  • Old toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Coins
  • Dishcloth or paper towel
  • Salt and vinegar (optional)

Directions

  1. Your child can practice cleaning coins with an old toothbrush and some soap and water.
  2. Fill a bowl with a small amount of water and place a few coins in the bowl. Your child will have fun brushing the coins with soap to make them look brand new.
  3. When the coins are as clean as your child can make them, dry them with a dishcloth or paper towel.
  4. For super-shiny coins, mix a small amount of salt and vinegar in a bowl. Drop the coins in and watch the tarnish fade. (If you do use vinegar, make sure your child does not get any in her eyes; soap is bad enough, but vinegar will really sting!)

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Copyright 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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