Very often people love nothing more than getting their hands dirty making things. Creative session with children, the elderly and even in the workplace can boost morale. Good oral health certainly isn’t an art – it’s actually quite easy.

Looking for simple, fun and effective activities and things to make for National Smile Month? Our list of arts and crafts is packed with easy ideas that can inspire of creativity. They’ve all been road tested by our team at the Oral Health Foundation and will give you, your children and colleagues hours of entertainment and a great feeling of satisfaction.

All our crafts are quick and easy, require minimal equipment and materials, and offer satisfyingly instant results – because we know that even crafty people like to be able see the fruits of their labour in action within minutes rather than hours!

It’s really surprising just how many art and craft idea you can adapt for National Smile Month… especially when you use our Smiley as your main source of inspiration!

Can you imagine a competition to create the best set of paper mache Smiley? It would definitely get quite messy, but it would certainly make you smile! You could even craft the perfect oral health routine with your audience using our three key messages.

We have loads of craft idea for National Smile Month, to either work at in your home or at school. They can be adaptable to suit different ages and abilities and working well with individual adults or a large group of children

Crafting is all about having fun, experimenting, taking ideas that you see and adapting them to suit what you have available and what you think your children would enjoy most. It is always a good thing to be prepared!

Scroll down to find the list of our art and craft ideas that can be adopted for National Smile Month. Remember to take plenty of pictures and send them to us! You could always tweet them - using #smilemonth - we would love to share them and even post them on this website.

National Smile Month craft ideas

  • Bead patterns
  • Candles
  • Clay modelling
  • Collages
  • Costumes
  • Felt crafts
  • Foam crafts
  • Bookmarks
  • Jewellery
  • Keyring
  • Mask making
  • Origami
  • Painting
  • Poetry
  • Posters making
  • Puppet creation
  • Sewing
  • Tissue paper

Useful links:

National Smile Month Official Sponsors