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How to make a Tooth Model

Dear friends I hope my title has not chased you away but made you curious enough to drop by my blog with a smile on your face!
Tooth model 2
Tooth Model
Recently my 7  year old studied the topic "Tooth'” in school and imagine my surprise when she came home reciting “enamel,dentin,pulp”[they are parts of the tooth]….boy that was stuff I had learnt during my medical college days!! The standard of education these days is amazing!
She wanted to take a “3 D Tooth model” to class [to show off actually!!] After unsuccessful googling we hit upon the idea of making our Tooth model with play-dough.
Here is how we made our Tooth Model

  • I had to refresh my medical college knowledge to draw a rough sketch of a tooth section on thick chart paper [had to be quite sturdy to take the weight of the play-dough]
  • We used Amos play dough [ my favourite  brand as its very light weight and does not crack on drying unlike cheaper play dough] to make parts of our tooth model
Tooth model 1
Clay Tooth model

  • We used the tooth drawing as a guide and placed different colored play dough on different layers of the tooth.[White for  enamel,yellow for dentin,pink for the gum and the blue and red ropes for the blood vessels in the pulp]
  • We added textures by poking and scratching with a plastic knife

Tooth model 3
Tooth Model School project

  •  I cut out the tooth model and glued it on white cardstock embossed with the Spellbinders wood grain embossing folder.
  • Inked parts of the “wood grain” with pinkish red ink and I was thrilled I could achieve the appearance of the bone in which the tooth was embedded!

           It was extremely fun to make and sharing it so that anyone else having to google up “how to make a tooth model” can get some ideas plus the clay idea can be adapted for any 3 D school project chart
Hope my crafty friends are super sweet and leave me some loving comments on this one!
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Supplies : Spellbinders wood grain embossing folder [Priya of the craftshop.in]

61 comments:

  1. This is so unique....And what a great project for her school class. I'm telling you, your little one is gifted with her talents....

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  2. Wonderful work that any Dentist would be proud of. In Dec before Christmas I chipped one of my front bottom tooth and the dentist was able to get me in & take care of it in less than 15 mins. Looks even better than what it was originally before chip. Daughter & I had our Dental Checkup a couple wks ago and everything was fine. I use a Phillips Sonic rechargeable toothbrush which has made a big difference in brushing my teeth. I bought one for my daughter who had a battery operated Crest toothbrush and she likes the Phillips better.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Melissa interesting info about the brushes!!

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  3. Thank you so much Shirl. Since we were just placing the play dough on a tooth sketch and just pulling it to within the outlines it was esy for my kiddo to do too

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  4. A great idea and work, for the kit´s project, Sonja.

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  5. Wonderful project Dr. Sahab. Ananya will be having this topic in year 4 I suppose. So will come in handy then. Bookmarking it.

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    1. Thank you Sheetal.My kiddo is in standard 2 Sheetal and I am continually amazed at the depth in which they teach.They are even taught the names of each type of tooth and the time of eruption,number in each jaw etc!!

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  6. that you have explained handsome!
    Greetings Baukje

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  7. You are so creative!! This is awesome!! I bet your daughter's classmates loved it!! What a fabulous way to learn about teeth!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. I am sure this wonderful memorable project will encourage children to look after their teeth. Take care now. Marion

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  9. Fantastic tooth model Sonia and definately the first on I have seen and made me smile..Loz

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    1. Ha Ha I am glad it made you smile Loz

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  10. your post title did make me curious. What a neat project that is. You and your daughter come up with the best ideas

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    1. Thank you so much Ann..it is forever challenging to think beyond pictures for a school project!!

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  11. Lol...This post of yours took me a few years back when I was studying dentistry :) And believe me I had no idea of the different parts of teeth at the age of Prisha!! It's amazing! And doc you have done full justice to the tooth by showing it as it really is. :) That's really kind of you to remember me and sending me the link of this post :)

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    1. Jasleen how could I forget you are a dentist!! If you were nearby I would have in fact asked you to help make our school project!!

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  12. Wow! I am very impressed by both the model and the fact that your 7 year old is learning such detail in school. This is such a great idea!

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn..ha ha some of the questions in her assessment after they learnt the tooth topic had me running for my MBBS text books!

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  13. Super cool 3d model of Tooth Dr Sonia .. :) great project children understands and grasp more by pictorials and this tooth model is so perfect so that they understands easily .. In science background we have a lot of drawings ..in exams I used to explain more with drawing structures than more writing..:) we made DNA Replication model with ropes and sticks in M.Sc.

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    1. Wow that a cool idea to make a DNA..I will keep that idea in mind.And yes I think since we made the model she finds it easier to tell the names of the layers!

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  14. Thanks for the suggestion Dr Sonia ..ya the red rim is out of every thing I have altered with handmade paper and added rhinestones on it ..Thank you :)

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  15. How fun! You two have so much fun coming up with great ideas!

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    1. Yvonne my daughter loves to be "the star of the moment " and is quite enthusiastic to put in a lot of effort to make extraordinary school projects to impress her school friends!

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    1. Thank you Berina good to have you back to posting

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  17. So unique .Fantastic model.I always love what u made.

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    1. You are so sweet LitashaThank you so much

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  18. Great idea !!!1..i agree with you sonia ..now a days our kids study more what we did :) at school .

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    1. Angelin most days to help her do her homework I have to go on the internet and google!!

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  19. Well Miss Sonia, this is a brilliant idea and lots of fun, just fantastic, you can make ANYTHING, have a wonderful week..

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    1. Ooh you are so kind Dianne!!

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  20. I remember in our school days all we did was draw the image from textbook and use arrows to describe various sections ! doing 3D model is fun and more easy to understand ! Loved the textures you have given to the clay !

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    1. Pooja most kids in my kiddos school take simple picture charts but as you must have noticed my little girl loves to go the extra mile!!

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  21. This is so cool. I love it. Didn't chase me away at all.

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    1. Glad you dropped by Teresa!

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  22. Indeed an excellent model. It would look good in a dental office too! :)

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  23. Superb! I love it as it looks so real and the colours are strong and beautiful!

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    1. Yes Aurelia I went by text book colors!

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  24. That's amazing! Your daughter is so into her school work and it will pay off. Good for her.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda yes she likes to go all out when the mood takes her!!

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  25. Great Project Sonia. I think the teacher would've have been taken away :) Yes, kids learn a lot these days

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah ..yes it was a big hit in her class with both her science teacher and the children.My daughter said they were surprised it was made of playdough!

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  26. This is a great idea Sonia for teaching kids..I will try it with my daughter.

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    1. Thank you so much Deepi.And the idea can be adapted to make any school project 3D

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  27. This is so great!!! what a great job Dr.
    Hugs from San Diego USA from another crafting Dr.
    Ruthie

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    1. Thank you so much Ruthie..so wonderful to connect to another crafty doctor!!! Am off to your blog

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  28. Hi Dr Sonia
    this is amazing - I can see she is a 'chip of the old block' and another doctor or maybe dentist in the making.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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    1. Thank you so much Suzie...she is a very creative child so I really dont know what she will become..hopefully not a film actress!!

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  29. That is such a wonderful project….and shows all the layers in such great detail. Your daughters teachers must just wait in anticipation to see what project she brings to school. Fantastic.

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    1. Thank you so much Merry.. ha ha I think my daughter is more interested in hearing the wows from her classmates!!

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  30. Great idea.... all the best....!!

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  31. Wow, that is just brilliant. This would be a great read for Science teachers in schools - those anatomical models cost a fortune and this would be so much better. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Maddy x

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  32. Your first sentence applies to me a lot :-) Loved to look at your projects and each leaves me with a surprise and sweet ideas..
    Great way to learn for your daughter and her friends.

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  33. Your first sentence is for me only ;-). Each project leaves me with a surprise and sweet ideas.
    Great way to learn for your daughter and her friends. Your daughter is amazing Sonia.

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    1. Ha Ha Tanu glad you dropped by ...learning how to make a tooth model is not our regular crafty aspiration isnt it!!

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