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Old Toothbrush Art Painting Techniques

On the hunt for toothbrush crafts? We've got you covered.

Updated February 17, 2021
Prettiest Toothbrush Art Paper Craft
Prettiest Toothbrush Art Paper Craft
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It doesn't seem like you'd be able to craft with an old toothbrush, but get excited because you can. Learn how to make the Prettiest Toothbrush Art Paper Craft. This toothbrush splatter painting idea involves three different painting techniques you can use in your paper crafting. When you try splatter painting with glue, add gorgeous silver leaf foil to enhance your completed project. You can achieve some very unique effects when you paint with toothbrush bristles, so be sure to check out this exciting video to get inspired.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Primary TechniquePainting


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Old toothbrushes – washed, clean, and dry
  • Tacky glue
  • Silver foil flakes
  • Washi tape
  • Paper


  1. Create three sections on the cardstock with washi tape.

  2. Take the tacky glue and pick up some of the glue.

  3. In the first section, flick some of the glue onto the section.  

  4. Add some flakes to that section and let it dry.

  5. Pick up some more glue and then paint some stripes with the brush in that section.  Add some flakes and let it dry.

  6. In the third section, paint the entire section with the glue and then add some flake and let it dry.

  7. Take another clean and dry toothbrush and use that to remove the excess foil flakes.

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