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Storing a Retainer

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A fun personalized little basket craft for a teeth retainer to keep it clean, dry and safe. This is a guide about storing a retainer.


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January 25, 20081 found this helpful

When I caught the dog carrying off my daughter's retainer, I knew it needed a home! I drew a face on a tiny picnic basket, positioning the mouth in an eyecatching way. The basket weave allows the retainer to dry and keeps it safe. Great quick gift for anyone who wears a retainer.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes



  1. Lightly sketch face on basket lid and side with pencil. Use photo as a guide. (Position "mouth" so it opens like the lid).
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  3. Paint eyes desired color.
  4. Fill in tooth area with white.
  5. Paint lips red.
  6. When paint is dry, use black fine point marker to add eyelashes, nose, and teeth. (Omit eyelashes if you are drawing a boy!)
  7. Use marker to outline lips and eyes.
  8. Write "__________'s Smile" on the lid with the marker.
  9. Place fabric scrap or paper towel inside as liner. Change as needed.

By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA

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January 25, 20080 found this helpful

Oh, how cute, what an original idea!

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January 25, 20080 found this helpful

That is such a fantastic idea!:)

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January 27, 20080 found this helpful

That is such a great idea. My daughter was always misplacing hers. Your idea was inspiring!

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