Glass Polishing

From Montessori Album
Glass Polishing
Practical Life - Care of the Environment
LevelPrimary
Age3 - 5
PrerequisitesEyedropper Transfer
Using a Sponge
Folding

This activity teaches the child how to polish glass.

Presentation

  1. step one
  2. step two

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

Material

Make Your Own

Cloths

  • These can be cut from old towels, old flannel shirts or sheets, old t-shirts or dress shirts
  • Cut into 4 inch squares (this is a great task for parent volunteers, or for older children)
  • If you'd like the cloths to last longer, you can hem or serge the edges (another task for a parent volunteer)

Papers

  • Black and white newspaper can be cut into squares to polish
  • Coffee filters can be used

Glass Cleaner

  • Here is a blog post by Crunchy Betty comparing four recipes for homemade glass polish.
    • Using distilled water in the mix can work a lot better than tap water, especially if you have hard water.
    • The water only needs to be warm when you mix the ingredients initially.

Where to Buy

Glass Polishing Set
Montessori Services $78.00 (with table mat and apron)
Montessori Services $25.00 (economy set)

Glass Polish
Montessori Services $3.95 (polish tablet)

Hand Mirror

Waterproof Placemats


Spray Bottles

Smock