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Lesson Plans

Re: hand wipes

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Betty Bowen (
Thu, 18 Feb 1999 09:51:06 -0600

I don't remember the recipe ratios exactly - it involved gentle dishwashing
soap, so the new antibacterial soaps would be even better - but this is what
my mother used to do (80 year old retired 3rd grade teacher)

One tupperware or rubbermaid -type bowl with TIGHT lid. Cut an X in the
center of the lid with a sharp knife.

One roll Bounty or other heavy-duty paper towel. Saw or cut in half
cross-wise and remove cardboard roll. "Start" the end of the towel and pull
through the bottom of the lid. The bowl needs to be large & deep enough for
the half-roll to fit easily and expand when saturated.

Mix your water/ antibacterial soap mixture in another container. The mix
should mostly be water, you don't want your hands actually soapy. Pour mix
into the bowl (which already contains the half-roll) and close lid tightly.
The towels will soak up the mixture, and you can pull off individual towels
as needed without removing the lid.

If I can get my mom to dig out the actual recipe, I'll post it.