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DIY Dental Teeth Props for Kids

DIY Dental Teeth Props for Kids

A place that I absolutely love to spend some of my time whilst online is in our Play Group. It's a place bursting with wonderful play ideas, inspiration and support. This week Tammy shared an amazing idea that I just had to share with you guys over on the blog! I am often left in sheer amazement at the extend of effort so many care professionals go to to teach the children they look after. This is a job done with pure love and passion for the children learning. 

Tammy Doherty who lives in Australia and runs her own Facebook Page - Rasberry Rockets. Tammy has a passion for STEM. Her work encourages a love of learning and to empower children with knowledge and the confidence to seek answers.

"I want to help overwhelmed Mums by encouraging STEM learning whilst having fun with their children. To not be afraid to learn and to discover along with their own child, and to also not fear failure." - Tammy

It was with sheer delight when I saw Tammy's post this week so here we are sharing with you the wonderful activity idea she shared over in the Play Group.....

DIY Dental Teeth Props for Kids

Time to clean those teeth? 

We have been busy making our very own teeth props to use as part of our learning. We had to save 20 600ml coke bottles, needing 10 for the top and 10 for the bottom. 
You could look at using 1 litre or 2 litre bottles and make a larger mouth if you wished. 

Firstly we had to spray paint the bottles with white satin paint. Each spray paint is suitable for different surfaces so do make sure you get paint that is suitable for plastic. 

I then cut down the bottles evenly. Initially I used a Stanley knife before finishing off with scissors to get it just right. We used a large corrugated piece of cardboard so we could fold it in half.

DIY Dental Teeth Props for Kids

We allowed for a wide spine in the centre fold so it would form a mouth. We didn't fold the cardboard in half. Using some gum coloured paper we began getting our templates together to make our creation look more mouth like. You could use paint if you wish. 

We then moved on to drawing and cutting out the tongue to fit inside the mouth. We used straws to elevate the tongue so it didn't sit flat on the base. We then used a hot glue gun to glue all the teeth in place. Once our teeth were all in place and the mouth complete it was time to move on to making the tooth brush. 

We recycled some more cardboard to create the toothbrush. To make it stronger we made two templates and stuck them together. This helped to keep the structure in one piece. You could look at sticking some paddle pop sticks between the layers to make it even more stable.

DIY Dental Teeth Props for Kids

To create the bristles we used paper strays and hot glued them into holes.
It was great fun to make together and has been a wonderful prop to exploring more about teeth.

DIY Dental Teeth Props for Kids

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