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Easter Without The Cavities!

Easter is around the corner which means most of us will be indulging in a chocolate or two. Whilst it is unrealistic for most of us to abstain from chocolate over Easter, it is important to remember the damage that sugar-loving oral bacteria can do to your teeth. Help to reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth by brushing with Grin toothpaste an hour after eating chocolate or other sugary foods. If you’re gifting chocolate to little ones why not look after their teeth too by including a tube of Grin kid’s toothpaste with their Easter treats!

Aside from chocolate we’ve found three fun Easter crafts for kids to enjoy this Easter that won’t harm their teeth!

The below crafts will require parental assistance and supervision

Cress or grass egg heads – these are so much fun to watch growing.

Image by alittledelightful.com

What you need:

  • Cress or grass seeds
  • Egg shell (boil the egg and enjoy with toast soldiers before carefully cleaning all the inside of the shell out)
  • Paper towels
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Felt pens, paint or sticker eyes

How to:

  1. Carefully draw a face on the egg shell with felt pens or paint or sick on sticker eyes 
  2. Wet a paper towel and put it in the bottom of the egg shell.
  3. Pull apart a ball or two of cotton wool, wet it and put it on top of the paper towel. Make sure there is a gap between the cotton wool and the top of the egg shell.
  4. Sprinkle a pinch of cress or grass seeds on to the cotton wool and press down gently.
  5. Put your egg shells in a sunny, warm spot and watch them grow!
  6. Don’t forget to water it.

 

Easter Chicks

Image by typicallysimple.com

What You Need:

  • 1 egg carton
  • Paint (choose a couple of bright colours)
  • Paint brush
  • PVA glue
  • Scissors
  • Black felt pen
  • Orange paper
  • Skewer
  • Feathers

How To:

  1. Cut apart two egg cups from the carton and trim off the excess on the edges
  2. Glue the two egg cups together
  3. When the glue has dried, paint the egg cups
  4. Use the orange paper to cut out a triangle beak
  5. Glue the beak to one side of the egg cups and draw on two eyes
  6. Poke a hole in the top with a skewer or the scissors and add a feather

 

Egg Decorating

What You Need:

    1. Hard-boiled eggs (cooled to room temperature)
    2. Newspaper
    3. Paper towels
    4. Glass bowl (deep enough to completely submerge an egg)
    5. Tongs or slotted spoon
    6. ½ cup boiling water
    7. 1 teaspoon white vinegar
    8. Liquid food colouring (about 20 drops)

How To:

      1. Lay down sheets of newspaper to protect your table or bench top
      2. Fill the bowl with the water, vinegar and food colouring
      3. Using the tongs or spoon place the egg into the food colouring mixture for about 5 minutes and turn occasionally so all sides get dyed. (You can leave the egg in the mixture for longer for a darker hue)
      4. Carefully remove the egg and set aside to dry.
      5. Once dry you can use paints or felt pens to add more decorative touches to your eggs

Happy Easter from Grin!

 

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