Hi, it’s Sasha here! You may have already subscribed to my personalized letters for your kids. If not, you can do so via the Subscribe page. Go see what your child will get! It’s super-fun and free. I decided to run a series of blogs about things you can do with an old toothbrush, instead of throwing it away! This is the first blog in the series, and it’s actually a very fun thing to do!
Today we’re going to make a flower with an old toothbrush, with the toothbrush serving as the stem of the flower!
You can place these anywhere; in your bedroom, in your living-room or kitchen; you could even give them as gifts to a friend or family member. They last forever unlike real flowers, and will be as pretty as you want them to be.
What you’ll need:
An old toothbrush/or a few!
Paper – different colors
Anything you can think of to make your flower really pretty
How to make your toothbrush flower:
1 – Take a piece of paper (A4 works best) and cut it in half horizontally.
2 – Cut these halves along one side, so that they look like a row of bumps or the letter ‘n’. These will be your flower petals.
3 – Use different colored paper to make a flower with many different colors. Three different colors should be enough!
4 – Holding down one end of your bumpy cutout paper, just under the bristles of your toothbrush, wrap the paper around the brush and press on it tightly, sealing it there with a piece of sticky tape.
5 - Do this repeatedly with your other colored bumpy cutouts as well, until your flower has quite a few petals of different colors.
6 – Fasten all of your petals tightly around your toothbrush, under the bristles, with sticky tape.
7 – Decorate your petals with glitter, stickers, metallic paints – however you like.
You see? Although mine is very simple it looks quite pretty. Yours will be much nicer I’m sure, and I would really love to see some pictures once they’re complete. You can send them to me by subscribing to my personalized letters. I’ll email you back and then you can send me your photos via that email. This is so exciting – I can’t wait to see them!
They remind me of the flowers from the rosebush that Scratch hides behind in Rose’s book ‘Where is Scratch?’ from her ‘Life with Imani in Kenya’ series.
Keep following Rose on Facebook and Twitter to see part two, three, and four of the ‘fun things to do with a toothbrush’ blog series. And, of course, feel free to share your ideas with us, too!
Until next time,
Where is Scratch?