Blue Ivy, the eldest daughter of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Jay-Z, has used a soap and pepper trick to demonstrate the importance of washing hands during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video shared on her grandmother Tina Knowles-Lawson’s Instagram account, the eight-year-old explains that “since we’re stuck at home”, she would like to show a “little DIY experiment” that people can do at home.

Prior to filming the video, Blue Ivy laid out the items she was going to use on what appears to be a marble kitchen surface, placing a small white pot containing soap next to a white bowl of water and pepper and a pepper dispenser.

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“This is why it’s important to wash your hands,” she says. “So I have a mixture of a lot of different types of soap inside of this, and this is the coronavirus or any virus, it’s actually just pepper,” she says, making it clear that the pepper sprinkled in the water is meant to represent the virus.

At this point in the video, one of Blue’s two-year-old twin siblings, Sir and Rumi, can be heard crying in the background.

Blue Ivy continues, informing her viewers that once they have their experiment apparatus ready, they need to place their finger inside the mixture of soaps.

“Make sure you get a lot on there,” she states.

She then places her finger inside the water and pepper mixture, prompting the pepper, which represents “the virus”, to disperse to the sides of the bowl.

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“This is why it’s very important to wash your hands, ‘cause if you wash your hands, your hands will stay clean,” the eight-year-old explains.

“But if you keep your hands dirty, you might get sick. So peace out, I hope you guys are staying safe, wash your hands extra and please stay home. Love y’all.”

Several Instagram users commenting underneath the video praising Blue Ivy for her well-explained display.

“She is so darn smart,” one person wrote, while another said: “Great job Blue Ivy.”

Last month, similar videos began circulating of people using the soap, pepper and water trick to educate children on the importance of washing their hands thoroughly during the Covid-19 outbreak.

After spotting one of the videos online, McFly band member Tom Fletcher shared his own version that he filmed with his children on Instagram.

“Here’s an awesome way to help your kids understand why we need to wash our hands. I saw a video online of a teacher doing this with her class and thought I’d try it,” the musician said. “Spreading knowledge, not germs!”

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