Glow in the DARK
Monster Toothbrush Buddies!
Don't judge the dirty, frayed and old toothbrushes...
I've since bought new ones. :)
But the real thing was...my youngest son kept losing his toothbrush.
There was no "away" place for it. There's a window
cupboard where the older kids keep theirs...
but no way the 4 year old could reach that.
Something had to be done.
So I decided little monsters were the only solution.
And of course the older kids wanted in on that too!
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Step 1: Here's What You'll Need...and Let's Get Started!
You just need oven bake clay!
We used what we had leftover from our sonic screwdrivers and lightsabers!
And we even used GLOW in the DARK clay too!
So clay and an oven...and your toothbrush.
Okay, we just rolled out a ball.
Squished our toothbrush in it gently so it didn't poke through the bottom.
The kids have little kid sized brushes, so they didn't need
to be big monsters to hold them.
If you are using a tall adulty type toothbrush, use a bigger wad of clay.
Step 2: Decorate!
Then just build eyes, horns, spikes, mouth, teeth...whatever!
We used the glow in the dark for the eyes,
and swirled with some of the horns...
I love that my daughter did wonky eyes!
Never in my OCD body would I have done that...but it's by far my FAV!
Bake them hard in the oven...about 10-15 minutes per 1/4"...at 225*F
we did 35 minutes and then let them cool.
But read the directions on your clay to be sure.
Make sure to take the toothbrush out while baking! :)
Step 3: Enjoy!
It's hard to take pics in the dark...but here they are glowing!
They are a hit!
No more lost toothbrushes...they love their monster buddies!
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