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Craft Time: Toothbrush Bracelets

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            Toothbrush Bracelets

                  

Difficulty: Average

Parental supervision is recommended

Turn your toothbrush into a unique recycled bracelet and watch your kids start a new fashion craze for Earth Day!

What you'll need:

  • Old toothbrush
  • Tweezers or pliers
  • Pot
  • Tongs
  • Large mug
  • Oven gloves

How to make it:

  1. Remove all the bristles from the toothbrush with tweezers or pliers.
  2. Boil water.
  3. Keep water boiling, put toothbrush in water for five minutes.
  4. Remove toothbrush with tongs, bend to desired shape.
  5. If toothbrush doesn't bend enough, submerge again in water.
  6. Remove brush and bend as much as possible.
  7. Place bent toothbrush in bottom of mug to hold it's shape while it cools.
  8. Pour cold water in mug and remove your new bracelet.

Tips:

  1. This craft requires fishing the hot toothbrushes out of boiling water and bending them while they are still hot. Be sure to use a simple toothbrush for this, it seems the fancier, and more high tech the toothbrush the stronger, and more difficult to bend. We had luck with the classic REACH toothbrushes.
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 3:13 PM
Replies (11-14):
momofsixangels
by Gold Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Love it

Turtledoves
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Neat!
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GypsiSky
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

I've been looking for the fork bracelets! Haven't found an authentic one yet.

Quoting KristinRox:

I think my 10 year old would love to do this.. its kind of cool. Reminds me of those spoon and fork bracelets people used to have when I was in high school. 


GypsiSky
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Clever idea.

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