We would all love some help around the house, so if you make cleaning fun for kids chances are you might motivate some cheerful household helpers.
My son loves to help with the chores when it involves this non toxic, sudsy science experiment that results in a clean sink, which is why I wanted to share it with you today.
Recipe for Sudsy Kitchen Science
1. Gather your supplies: You need a sponge, baking soda (a mild abrasive that will remove stains, soap scum and bits of food) and white vinegar (a mild acid that disinfects, eliminates odors, and is extremely safe). Mix vinegar with water at a 1:1 ratio into a spray bottle.
2. Sprinkle baking soda in the sink. I get a giant bag from Costco and put some in a smaller container and then let him use as much as he wants. With a damp sponge make some of the baking soda into a paste and rub all around the sink. My son likes to use the sponge like a truck and move big piles of baking soda around. Cover all surface areas.
3. Spray the sink all over with the vinegar/water mixture. Watch the baking soda and vinegar react in bubbling eruptions all around the sink.
4. Add more baking soda and spray with the vinegar mixture just to watch it bubble and foam some more!
5. Rinse with water and enjoy your nice clean sink.
Give it a try, your kids will love this!
Do you have anther fun way to encourage your kids to help around the house? Please leave your ideas in the comments below!