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Hacks are everywhere these days! There are laundry room hacks, missing sock hacks, rainbow loom hacks and today I wanted to share some toothbrush hacks:

toothbrush hacks

1- Toothbrush painting! 
Take any toothbrush and turn it into a paint brush. This is easy to do and your kids are going to love it.
NOTE: be sure to caution your kids against putting the toothbrush into their mouths!
I love this one from Crafty Morning (she used it to make fireworks!)
A toothbrush being used as a paintbrush.
Ps- Use a cheap toothbrush for this.  I save my good ones (our kids LOVE the new FireFly Ready Go Light-Up Timer toothbrushes) for actual brushing!
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2. Use a toothbrush to clean your rings!
It is easy and you just use a little toothpaste. Put it all on your toothbrush and clean your rings. Rinse them off when you have gently scrubbed them. Clean and shiny!
You can find out just how to make those rings sparkle here:
Two diamond rings sitting on a counter with text above them.

3. Mouthwash Foot Scrub
Mix 1/4 cup LISTERINE®
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup warm water
Mix together and let feet soak for ten minutes. Take them out and wipe them off.
A woman\'s feet soaking on a container with text  over them.
(image found on pinterest)

4- Use LISTERINE® to repel mosquitoes
Who knew? Now- you can see for yourself, but I have been told that if you fill 1/2 of a spray bottle with Listerine and the other 1/2 with water and you spray it on your arms & legs, you will have a mosquito repellant.

I have a few more ‘recipes’ for bug repellent right here… DIY bug spray

DIY bug repellent

5.  Floss Necklaces
Floss can be used for so many different types of necklaces…
If you are on the beach, find seashells with little holes in them and make seashell necklaces.
You could make gum ball necklaces by drilling little holes in gum balls:
edible necklace & bracelet
Or you could do a favorite in our house and make fruit loop necklaces:
(here are a few other fun activities to keep your kids busy & learning)
candy necklace

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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