I made the repair, no problem. Just for fun though, I decided not not to put it back in its original case. I searched the house - looking for something to put it in. I almost went to the store to pick up a pink eraser. Then I found this travel-size toothpaste - it only had enough toothpaste for 1 or 2 more brushings.
I confess that my original purpose was aesthetic humor. However, my second thought was that I could keep this soon-to-be-discarded vessel away from the landfill.
Step 1: Help Fight Cavities!
A travel-size toothpaste tube with a screw-on cap - near empty.
Ex-wife's USB thumb drive
Some stuffing or batting material - My dogs tore open a pillow earlier in the day.
Step 2: Great Regular Flavor
Cut just the very end of tube where it has been factory sealed. Just trip enough to remove the seal.
Pass the open container to someone else to clean any remaining toothpaste out.
Once you get it back, double check it.
Send your kid back into the bathroom to do a better job.