Colgate have launched an Invisible Nasties campaign to let parents know why toothbrushes should be changed every 3 months – and of course we all want to encourage our kids to brush often to keep those invisible nasties at bay. To help promote this campaign, some crafty bloggers (including myself) were asked to come up with invisible nasties craft projects with our kids.
My kids absolutely love Felt Creations. I had purchased them a few sets a couple of years ago when I was holidaying in Australia and ever since I've been itching to make some new pieces to add to their ever expanding pile of felt scenes and this gave me the perfect opportunity. When I suggested this to the kids they were over the moon.
So with their help (which involved telling me what to do and what colors to use and how many items I required … they're very pushy), we came up with these:
(All background images – board, pond, foliage, house, sun & clouds were part of their existing sets)
Marisol insists that I make more tooth family members to include Grandma and Grandpa for the above storyboard.
(All background images – board, bed, girl/boy, teddy bear and nighttime window were part of their existing sets)
I was so happy with how the invisible nasties pyjama set and the vanity with sink and bathroom items turned out. Marisol and Flynn were thrilled with their look-alike felt dolls.
And it's not an invisible nasties project without a few nasties to play with.
This particular board I hand-made. They are really easy to do. Once it was made I painted a brick wall on the bottom section. Here are the directions:
Board – stiff cardboard from a packing box, ply-wood or in my case I used an off-cut from a framing mat
These are the steps I used to create the new brushing teeth before bedtime scene, invisible nasties and the tooth family.
Fabric paint – you can also use felt markers
paper and pencil – to make a stencil
Draw the images to be created on paper and cut out to use as a stencil on the felt.
Once the main image has been cut out, use a washable fabric marker or pencil to draw outlines on each item
Paint and let dry.
You can make all kinds of fabulous felt scenes for your kids and it's a great way to use up any scraps of felt you have laying around.
For information on encouraging your children to brush and for handy tips and advice, please visit Colgate Kids.
How do you teach your kids about oral hygiene? Feel free to link back to your own blog posts in the comments below, I'd love to see them.
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Disclosure: This Invisible Nasties campaign was sponsored by Collective Bias
How cute is that!?! Love it and I am sure your kids do too! Wow you are creative.
Nat: for this particular project I bought a packet of felt from Walmart in their craft section, the color range was pretty good, compared to the basic colors you get at most of the craft stores – there were actually 2 shades of orange and a turqoise and the 2 shades of pink were really pretty. The quality though was similar to Michaels felt, but for this project when I know my kids are going to be rough with the pieces, I wasn’t at all concerned.
When I’m using felt for accessories though, I go to Beverly’s. I really want to learn felting. It’s on the bucket list.
But don’t all those nasties help build immunity? LOL – our toothbrushes get lost, so they, in a way, though not volunatarily, get changed about every 3 months.
This is sooo cool! I love it.
Awesome, Tonya! Where do you get your felt? I hate the crafting felt at Michael’s/Joann’s – it’s so cheap.
Ultra cute. I love it!!! And, educational about hygiene, too.
soooo adorable!!!!! Love em!
Love them!! Think I need to make a set…my son needs quite a bit of encouragement in the “good, not-rushing” brushing teeth department!
What a beautiful felt board! ! I’m featuring you on Tot Tuesdays today! 🙂
Those are gorgeous! What a fun idea!
Interesting info! I enjoy reading these types of posts.
I love your crafts! Very cute!