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3 Fun Craft Ideas for Your Kids

During the autumn season, the weather gets colder and kids are often forced to stay indoors. If you happen to have any dental floss lying around—here are some fun craft ideas you can do to keep your kids entertained at home.

  1.  Dental Floss Painting—Make a unique and colorful painting with your kids using dental floss with this great craft idea.

What you’ll need:

  • Dental Floss
  • White Tempera Paint
  • Dish Soap
  • Container
  • Paper

Using the materials above, complete the following steps:


  1. Dip the dental floss into white tempera paint.
  2. Lay the floss on one half of the paper, leaving one end of the floss hanging outside the paper.
  3. Fold the other half of the paper over the floss.
  4. Hold the paper closed with one hand, while slowly pulling the floss out of the folded paper with the other.
  5. Unfold the paper to see the design.
  6. Repeat steps 1-6.


  1. Pasta Jewelry—Make a beautiful necklace or bracelet with your kids using an assorted mix of pasta and dental floss with this fun craft idea from Parenting Toddlers.

What you’ll need:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Food coloring
  • Small bowls (one bowl for each color desired)
  • Variety of macaroni and other string-able pasta
  • Waxed dental floss
  • Paper towels

Using the materials above, complete the following steps:


  1. Have an adult pour rubbing alcohol into each bowl, and add a drop of food coloring into the liquid until it reaches the desired shade.
  2. Place the pasta or macaroni into the solution to dye. After it has reached its desired color, allow it to completely dry on a paper towel.
  3. Place the pasta into clean dry bowls, separating and organizing them by color and shape. Measure off the appropriate length of dental floss, and allow the child to begin stringing his or her necklace. When completed, securely tie together the ends.

Visit Parenting Toddlers to learn more about this craft.


  1. Tooth Fairy Box— The tooth fairy plays an important role when your child’s baby teeth fall out. A tooth fairy box is a creative craft idea from kidspot that allows your kids to keep all their teeth safe and sound until the tooth fairy arrives.

What you’ll need:

  • Tooth Fairy Box template printed or glued onto cardboard
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Colored pens, pencils, crayons and paint
  • Glitter (optional)

Using the materials above, complete the following steps:

  1. Print out the Tooth Fairy Box template onto cardboard (or glue it onto cardboard) and have your child color it.
  2. Cut it out, fold it and glue it.
  3. Decorate it with glitter if your child wishes.

Visit Kidspot to learn more about this craft.