There have been several times that the boys have complained about the smell of vinegar when I clean, however, they don’t complain as much as Daddy Cameron. Thus I thought it would be good to show the boys the cleaning power of vinegar.
pennies (the dirtier the better)
1. We began by talking about the different ways to clean things. Thing 2 mentioned water. Shortly after Thing 1 mentioned soap and water. I then introduced the vinegar, which they immediately recognized from the smell.
2. I then let each boy set up one cup. Thing 3 set up the water cup and dropped his pennies in. Thing 1 set up the soap and water cup. Thing 2 set up the cup with 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1 tsp of salt.
3. We then let the cup sit for about 15 minutes.
When we looked at the pennies after 15 minutes, Thing 1 immediately wanted to change his hypothesis from soap and water to the vinegar. The pennies in the vinegar and salt solution were pretty shiny.
This was a great visible example of why I use vinegar to clean our house.
Have you ever cleaned pennies?