Here’s a cute and fun craft to compliment your dental health unit this month:
Have students create a self-portrait of them brushing their teeth!
- construction paper
- crayons, markers, and/or colored pencils
- Elmer’s glue (liquid)
- glue stick
- shaving cream
- Using construction paper, students cut out the shapes for their face, hair, hand, shirt, sleeve, and toothbrush.
- Next, they draw their face and add any decorations or embellishments to their shirt and/or hair.
- Students construct their portrait by gluing down the pieces, making sure to place the toothbrush in their hand level with their mouth.
- Mix equal parts Elmer’s liquid glue and shaving cream to create puffy paint.
- Students paint the puffy paint on their toothbrushes to resemble toothpaste.
This would be a great follow-up to learning the steps for how to brush their teeth or proper oral care. Students could write a how-to piece on how to care for their teeth which could be added to the bottom of the portrait for a cute bulletin board display!
This craft is a part of my larger dental health unit that can be found here.
Need ready-made templates and writing paper for this craft? Find them here!