Dental Health Craft for Kids

Students create a self portrait brushing their teeth, complete with puffy paint toothpaste!

Here’s a cute and fun craft to compliment your dental health unit this month:

Dental health craft for kids

Have students create a self-portrait of them brushing their teeth!

Materials needed:

  • construction paper
  • crayons, markers, and/or colored pencils
  • scissors
  • Elmer’s glue (liquid)
  • glue stick
  • shaving cream


  1. Using construction paper, students cut out the shapes for their face, hair, hand, shirt, sleeve, and toothbrush.
  2. Next, they draw their face and add any decorations or embellishments to their shirt and/or hair.
  3. Students construct their portrait by gluing down the pieces, making sure to place the toothbrush in their hand level with their mouth.
  4. Mix equal parts Elmer’s liquid glue and shaving cream to create puffy paint.
  5. 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!

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