Tuesday, January 24, 2012
How to Make a Toothbrush Bracelet
It seems that I'm into things made of household items-- from fork bracelets to pushpin shoes, there's a trend there. ;)
What you need to make a toothbrush bracelet:
♥Pot and stove
The first thing you need to do is put the toothbrush in boiling water. I recommend the cheapest toothbrush you can find, whether that's at the Dollar Store or wherever-- just as long as it is the simple kind. I tried this with a Snoopy toothbrush for kids and it did not work. You need the clear plastic kind.
After you have let the toothbrush boil for about a minute, (or until it gets soft) you can easily pull out the bristles with your pliers. After you've pulled out all the bristles and those weird little metal pieces, stick the toothbrush back into the boiling pot until it becomes as floppy as Harry Potter's boneless arm after Professor Lockhart accidentally "healed" him. (Yeah. I went there. But it really reminds me of that scene in the book! Try it. You'll see. ;))
Bend the toothbrush until it fits your wrist. You might have to put it back into the boiling water to adjust sections, but if you have the right kind of toothbrush it should work well. Don't burn yourself!
Ta da! The dinosaur toothbrush is a toothbrush bracelet I made when I was in junior high-- and if you have a middle-school-aged kid, this bracelet is quite a hit among that age group. ;)