The following post is sponsored by Florida KidCare and opinions expressed are that of my own.
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My kiddos recently had their 6 month cleaning at the dentist and I am happy to report that they were all members of the no-cavity club. However it was brought to my attention that my daughter could pay a bit more attention to her brushing habits.
Since I am all about making teaching fun, I decided to remind both my little girl and my youngest about healthy habits and set up a Happy Tooth Construction Paper Craft!
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To get started with this activity, I asked my children, ‘What should you do to make your teeth happy?’ My kiddos shared healthy habits that included brushing teeth and flossing teeth. I then prompted them to share more ideas and they responded with “eat apples.” Of course, I was like, ‘Well who takes care of your teeth, other than you’ and they exclaimed “The DENTIST!”
It was then time to incorporate these ideas into the Happy Tooth Construction Paper Craft and if you would like to recreate this activity details are below!
What you will need:
- 2 Sheets of White Construction Paper
- 1 Sheet of Red Construction Paper
- 1 Sheet of Black Construction Paper
- 1 Blue Pipe Cleaner AKA fuzzy stick
- 5-6 Cotton Balls
- Large Wiggle Eyes
- Glue stick
- Safety Scissors
To get started, first draw a tooth shape on a piece of white construction paper and cut this out. Take this and trace the same shape on another piece of construction paper and cut it out.
Tip: Make sure one of your teeth shapes are slightly larger to make it easier to paste together. Any excess paper can be cut off once attached.
Next up, have your child cut out a mouth from the red and 2 eyebrows from the black construction paper. (I had to do this for my preschooler.)
Then hand the front side of the tooth to your child to paste on the mouth, eyes, and eye brows.
In addition, list the Healthy Teeth Habits on the back of one side of the tooth with a pencil as well as attach the pipe cleaner (we called this the floss) with the stapler.
Finally, spread cotton balls along the interior of the Happy Tooth Construction Paper Craft and attach the two sides with the glue stick.
Tip: Don’t be afraid to use a generous amount of the glue stick to attach the sides and be sure to pinch the front and back together as you go around the edge.
This Happy Tooth Construction Paper Craft is a great way to teach good oral habits and can be hung up by the floss. I had fun watching it all come together, and their creations turned out SO CUTE!
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I hope your family has fun making this Happy Tooth Construction Paper craft together and your child enjoys learning and taking care of their teeth.
Carlee @ FLL