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Don't Let Plaque Stick Around! Teach Kids to Floss Project [VIDEO]

Posted on June 8, 2020 in Kid's Health

This project uses an ice tray, Play-Doh, and pipe cleaners to illustrate the importance of flossing!

Teaching kids to floss may be tricky, but this project can help make it easier and get them to understand the importance of oral health! Use Play-Doh, a pipe cleaner, and the underside of an ice tray to demonstrate how food and bacteria get stuck in between the teeth. Then, use a pipe cleaner to floss and remove the “sugar bugs”. 


  • Play-Doh
  • A pipe cleaner
  • Ice tray

By running the pipe cleaner along the outer edges of the tray, we can more effectively remove the "plaque." 

Have a competition between siblings by seeing who can clean the best or add a toothbrush into the mix! 

Looking for more tips and fun games to help get kids excited about brushing and flossing?