Friday, August 13, 2010

Toothbrush Bracelet "How To"

Yesterday we made bracelets.

You will need:

Cheap toothbrushes
Large pot or pan
Oven gloves

First you get to destroy your toothbrush by pulling out the bristles with your pliers. Older kids could do this easily, I did it myself for my kiddies.

Fill your pot/pan with enough water to cover your now bristle-less brushes. Get it good and boiling and drop them in.

Boil for 5 minutes.

Using your tongs take them out one at a time. While wearing your oven gloves shape your now wobbly toothbrush to a circle or oval shape.

Once you get a shape you are happy with a little shot of cool water will set your bracelet.

If you need to reshape just dip it back into your boiling water again.


Your kids will be a little cooler and maybe it will remind them to actually brush their teeth.



Tess said...

This is positively brilliant. What a great way to recycle. And they look so pretty on the wrist.

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I love it. We can even do this with kid tooth brushes that have barbies, hello kittie or cars etc on them..such a good idea!

AnniKae said...

Fun, Fun, Fun! I'm gonna have to do this project soon! said...

found you on totally tutorials ;)

I remember making these as a kid, thanks for the reminder!

~Beth D. said...

awesomeness! thanks for sharing!

Nikki said...

No way! These were all the rage when I was in junior high. How fun! I'll have to make some for my boys.

sallgood said...

My grand girls will love these! Thanks for sharing! :D