Car Wash Kit

Make this cool kit for Mother's Day or Father's Day, then help Mom or Dad wash the car! 

YOU WILL NEED

  • Paper towels
  • Sponge
  • Old towels to use as rags
  • Ingredients for homemade car shampoo (dishwashing liquid, powdered laundry detergent, and water)
  • Spray bottle of window cleaner
  • Homemade car air freshener (craft foam, cookie cutter, scissors, perfume or cologne, hole puncher, string)
  • Nice bucket to display all the items

HOW TO MAKE CAR SHAMPOO

  1. In a bucket, mix one-third cup (.16 pint) of dishwashing liquid, one-quarter cup (.12 pint) of powdered laundry detergent, and one gallon (eight pints) of water.

HOW TO MAKE AN AIR FRESHENER

  1. Trace the shape of a cookie cutter onto craft foam, then cut out the shape.
  2. With an adult's permission, spray the foam with perfume or cologne several times. Let dry.
  3. Punch a hole at the top and tie a string through the hole.
  4. Hang the air freshener from the car's rearview mirror.


Text by National Geographic Kids staff

Photograph by Rebecca Hale

Illustration: bucket containing cleaning supplies and rags

 

 

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