This is an easy project that looks impressive and often makes people ask me "how did you do that?!" Takes a bit of thinking and a little bit of elbow grease, not to imply that there is anything hard and undoable in this project. These are the basic steps.
- First you need to fill a large pot shallowly (only about 4 inches deep) with water, and bring it to a boil.
- Second you need to stick your toothbrush in, head first. It's best to leave the handle of the brush OUTSIDE of the water, leaving it cool and easier to handle.
- Third, after boiling the head for a while (about five minutes), remove the toothbrush from the water, and with a pair of pliers remove the bristles. This should be easier than you think it would be.
- Fourth, after all the bristles are removed, stick the whole toothbrush in the water for another five minutes, or until the toothbrush is basically bendable.
- Fifth, I would NOT recommend putting the hot plastic toothbrush around your wrist, since wrists have very sensitive skin. Instead, use your fingers to bend the toothbrush to where you think it should basically be, and cool it rapidly with cold water from your tap. After it's cold, you can try it on if you remembered to leave a gap in the bracelet for your wrist.
TIPS: Remember, you can always re-boil the toothbrush if it doesn’t fit right. You can also boil just certain segments if it's getting too flat in those areas. If you shape it, and completely submerge the toothbrush in the boiling water, the toothbrush WILL straighten itself and return to its original state. Some toothbrush brands work better than others, and some instead of bending simply break, remember that when picking out your toothbrushes. I like Oral B because they are flat and basically the same width throughout.
Also keep in mind that some brands, especial toothbrushes aimed at kids have fun designs on them usually with cartoons. So have fun, and make sure to make enough for your friends, since they too will want one.