Mom To Mom – A Craft Project To Teach Teeth Brushing
Here’s a fun craft to help your kids learn to brush their teeth. My seven-year-old son doesn’t necessarily love to brush his teeth every day, and when he does, he doesn’t do a great job at it, so we needed to find an activity that got him interested and taught him how to do it at the same time.
We came across this cute little mouth that’s made of marshmallows. All you need is some construction paper and some jumbo size marshmallows and some glue. And maybe some Play-Doh if you want to really get in there and teach them how to do it.
Start with cutting the mouth out of the construction paper. You just want to cut a long oval. Once you have that cut, then you can get your jumbo marshmallows, which is really fun for the kids to get involved in this, because whatever it is about marshmallows, they love to play with them. Take some glue and put a pretty good size amount on the marshmallows and just go along the side of the bottom, and then you do the top, so it looks like you have a giant mouth.
You’re going to let that sit for a few hours. Once you have your mouth complete is when you can start teaching them the fun part of dental health. So what you want to do is maybe take your Play-Doh, break off a little piece and put it on the tooth that you have. Maybe in between the teeth and on top, and then take the toothbrush and kind of just show them how to get in between the teeth, behind the teeth and on top.
It’s just a fun little activity that your kids will love. I know my seven-year-old has gotten a little bit better about brushing his teeth and he knows exactly what to do thanks to this fun activity and hopefully your kids will enjoy it as well.
- Amanda Nighbert