Dirty Penny Bath-Tarnish Remover
(This idea comes from Concoctions:Recipes for Creeping Crystals, Invisible Ink, Self-Stick Plastic,
Grease Paint, Playdough, and Other Inedibles By: Lowi Price and Marilyn Wronsky 1976: New York)
****This cannot be eaten! So don't even try!****
What you will need:
2 T. vinegar
1/2 t salt
saucepan and potholder
What you need to do:
Measure the vinegar and salt into a saucepan. Stir. Set over medium heat and bring to
a boil. Take the pan off the heat and set on a heat-proof surface. This is your dirty penny bath. ***Do
not use on anything but pennies. It will destroy some copper plated items*** Slide pennies into the bath.
Some will instantly be cleaned, others need to be stir them in the pan a minute. When the tarnish is gone, wash the
pennies and then dry them. Then polish with a bit of cooking oil to make them shine.
Jack Frost Windows
***This is probably good for adults only. Since it includes items that are not suitable for
What You Will Do:
This is perfect to create privacy, such as in a bathroom, or for shielding an ugly view. Make sure
your windows are clean before you start.
Dissolve 4 heaping tablespoons of Epsom salts in one cup of beer. This will foam. Let set for at least
30 minutes. The salt crystals will partially dissolve.
Apply to window. This can be done with a 2 inch paint brush, but for a nicer effect, dip a facial tissue
or terry cloth in the liquid and wipe over the window as if you were washing it. Then while the window is still wet go back
and dab and pat at the glass with the wet tissue.
Mixture dries to form beautiful crystals. This looks even better the next day, and lasts a long time.
It can be washed off with water and a cloth and is easily reapplied.