If you have any copper in your house, getting it shined up is a big job. Children love it so put them to work.
5 Tablespoons of salt
1/2 cup of vinegar
1 slotted spoon
Copper pennies,bowls, pitchers, and other small copper objects
Newspaper and paper towels
Soft cloth for larger items
Cover you work space with newspaper. Mix salt and vinegar in bowl. Drop in the coins and small items and
stir them around in the bowl. Almost instantly they will change color. Remove the objects with spoon and place on newspaper to dry.
To shine larger items dip a soft cloth in the solution and rub it on the item. Then rub, and rub, and rub some more.
This activity introduces your child to exciting world of science and this easy and safe chemistry experiment.