Glass Polishing

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

This activity teaches the child how to polish glass.


  1. step one
  2. step two

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions


Make Your Own


  • 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)


  • 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