Toothbrush Spinning: The Skill You Can Learn In 15 Minutes


Some tricks take hours, days, weeks, months, or years to master. Toothbrush spinning is not one of these tricks. If you have the proper equipment, you can probably learn it in a matter of minutes. Besides its ease of learning, it’s also quite portable, humorous, and novel. The skill can be added to a combination trick, taught as a workshop skill, or used as an easy walk-around bit.

What You Need

The obvious thing you need is a tooth brush. You want one with a curve and “bulb” that goes forward, toward the brush side of the toothbrush. Oral B makes the ones that I prefer, pictured below.

You also want a pencil or pen with a rubber or silicone grip on it or a silicone straw with a dowel / stick inside. The latter option is the best, although finding the right sized stick for the straw can be a challenge. Although it’s not as portable, a devil stick hand stick can work as well.

Learning The Skill

Check out the following tutorial video to learn how to spin the toothbrush on your pencil, pen, or straw, on your finger, and how to do more advanced tricks.

As you can see, toothbrush spinning is a fun and easy skill that simply requires finding the right props. If you come up with some original tricks with this skill, please feel free to share them.

15 分でできるジャグリング:  歯ブラシまわし








和訳: 青木 直哉(AOKI Naoya)

David Cain is a professional juggler, juggling historian, and the owner of the world's only juggling museum, the Museum of Juggling History. He is a Guinness world record holder and 16 time IJA gold medalist. In addition to his juggling pursuits, David is a successful composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer as well as the author of twenty-six books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).

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