A Craft Even I Can Do

I want to do crafts. I mean to do crafts. But my head pops off at the thought of felt or feathers or glue guns. I love to read about Ask Holly’s easy and awesome projects–and even pin them on Pinterest–but I cannot do many of them. I have no gift for cutting, threading, painting or even duct taping.

But here’s a craft for dummies that will actually make your kids smarter. In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, you can teach your kids how to brush and floss their teeth. All you need is an empty egg carton (the teeth), a big toothbrush toy from the Dollar Store (or any toothbrush will do) and a piece of yarn about as long as your forearm. Kids can practice brushing their “teeth” for the recommended amount of time which is about as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday. You can teach them all about flossing, which kids and adults should do everyday. (You do, right?)

I didn’t think of this on my own. Many thanks to my daughter’s kindergarten teacher, Dana Cornwell from Northeast. She did this project with 24 kids all at once, so there’s hope that I can manage it at home.

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