Messy or Not So Messy DIY Car Wash Ideas

You know what’s fun?  Cars.  You know what adds to that fun? Washing them.  Well, for kids anyway.  I do believe that thrill fades into adulthood.  With Spring here, we thought it would be fun to consider the different ways we can engage the children in car washes.  Here are some ideas for you.  Some good for outside, some good for inside and some good for both!

Messy Car Washes

Car Washes without Water or Mess

There are even more ideas out there.  My kids just love to wash their cozy coupe - bucket, soap, sponge and rags to rinse and dry!  

Do you do car washes with the children you care for?  What’s their favorite?


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building