9/21/11 Update: This is an oldie, but a goodie. I still use this tip all the time!
Big Sis, my 7-year-old, got a splinter last week. That used to mean Daddy digging at it with some super-sharp tweezers. Until I heard this idea somewhere:
Rub the splinter with a pumice stone to remove it.
So I had her wash her hands in the sink, then rub the splinter with the pumice stone. After about 5 strokes, she stopped to examine it.
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