Remember how I told you all that I'm taking part in the Champions for Kids‘ Spin into Action project sponsored by Arm & Hammer Spinbrush? I asked all my friends and family to donate dental care items for children so I could compile a donation to a charity in my community. I was amazed at the response I got! After I saw Arm & Hammer's cute Spinbrushes just for kids, I knew exactly what charity I wanted to give back to. Promises 2 Kids is a charity near and dear to my heart, right here in San Diego. The 30-year-old nonprofit fights against child abuse by offering community programs and a shelter for abused and neglected children. I've had the chance to tour the facility in the past and was astounded at the resources they've been able to build with community contributions.

how to get kids to brush their teeth

I know that kids aren't always thrilled about brushing their teeth, so I wanted to come up with a way to make this donation really exciting and fun for them. What better way to do that than by getting the Tooth Fairy involved? I know that many abused and neglected kids miss out on fun things like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy when their lives are in turmoil, so I hope this will bring a smile to their days and make an impact on their lives.

How to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth

kids teeth brushing craft

As I do with just about any donation or project, I started by breaking out my craft supplies! I got an old shoe box and covered it up with some butcher paper. The plan here is to make a gift of dental health items from the Tooth Fairy herself! How cute is that?

community oral health project

I stuffed the box full of all the health care items that my friends and family donated, along with a couple Spinbrushes that I bought at Walmart.

how to get kids to brush their teeth

Decorated the top of the box with a note saying, “A gift from the Tooth Fairy Express.”

tooth fairy craft

The box got a little scuffed and beat up as I was wrapping it on our kitchen table. Someone forgot to wipe the table down before starting their craft project (oops), but I decided to go with it and singe the edges a little so it looked like this little package had been through a serious journey.

tooth brushing project

I may have oversinged a few parts. Oh well. Kids are inventive. I'm sure they'll come up with some cool story to explain why the Tooth Fairy had to fight fire on her way to make her delivery. It's all part of my plan for how to get kids to brush their teeth!

how to get kids to brush their teeth

I had some cute little craft mirrors that I glued around all the sides of the box with notes like, “Look at those shiny whites!”

The cool thing about this project is that it can be used for a community service donation like the one I made, or even in your own home if you're trying to come up with some ideas of your own for how to get kids to brush their teeth. It's kind of like the Elf on the Shelf…for teeth.

If you're interested in getting involved in a community service project, be sure to check out Champions for Kids on Twitter or Facebook!

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