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Title of Project:  I Can... Floss My Teeth  by Stacey Chaney

Purpose of the Project:
To give students an opportunity to practice flossing
using a larger-than-life model.

Description of the Project: This oversized lower teeth model also comes with a
long piece of yarn for practice in flossing.

CSHE Area that this project aligns with: Personal Health and Physical Activity

ME1A2: Identify and show good oral hygiene (e.g., brushing, flossing, dental exams)

Developmentally appropriate grade or grade-range: 2

Equipment/Items needed to make this project:
thick strip of corkboard, yarn, hot glue, gum-colored paper, packing peanuts in two
sizes (one larger than the other)

Specific directions:
1.        Poke a small hole on both ends of the strip of corkboard.
2.        Thread a piece of yarn through both of these holes to make the curved
mouth shape.
3.        Use hot glue to glue a strip of the gum-colored paper onto the corkboard.
4.        Use hot glue to glue the packing peanuts onto the top of the paper.  The
large peanuts will be the molars and the smaller will be the front teeth.

Cost to make the project: Approximately $2 (the cost of the corkboard; the rest I
found free);  45 minutes

Actual cost to purchase a version of the project: $39.95
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