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Just after my twin girls turned 5, I noticed that one of Violet’s teeth was wiggly. Of course, I panicked and thought it was way too soon to have a loose tooth. I took to Facebook like I usually do when I need advice from other moms, and of course, I found out it was totally normal and this was pretty much the same age as a lot of other kids started getting wiggly teeth.
After that, I didn’t think much of it. I figured it would take a while to get loose enough to fall out.
About a month later, I picked the kids up from daycare and Violet proudly proclaimed that her tooth had fallen out that day!
Well, that seemed to happen much faster than I thought! Or maybe I was just in denial about how quickly my kids are growing up… 🙂
Of course, when I first noticed her tooth was loose, I made a mental note to look up some cute tooth fairy ideas and traditions and to buy a cute little tooth pillow. I wanted a tooth pillow because I figured it would make the tooth fairy’s job much easier so she wouldn’t have to sneak under a sleeping child’s pillow to get the tooth and replace it with some money.
And of course, due to the fact that I am a perpetual procrastinator, I never got any of that done before her tooth fell out.
Fortunately, Violet and I talked about it, and she agreed that it would be OK to put the tooth in a little baggie to hang from her bed railing.
The tooth fairy managed that just fine! 😉
Well, I decided that now I’m going to be prepared. And I wanted to help you be prepared too! I compiled a list here of awesome tooth fairy ideas and traditions, including some adorable tooth pillows. I hope the tooth fairy becomes a fun tradition in your home too!
Adorable Tooth Fairy Ideas and Traditions
1. Mini-Leaf Envelope from Mother Natured
Of course the tooth fairy is teeny-tiny and probably lives in nature somewhere. So she would use something like these mini-leaf envelopes. I think kids would really get a kick out finding this the next morning!
2. Sew a Tooth Fairy Pocket on a Soft Toy from Little Worlds
I love this for so many reasons. First, it looks easy enough that even I, with zero sewing experience, could pull it off. Second, I love how she uses a toy that you already have!
I love the idea of leaving a fun reminder of your child’s tooth from the tooth fairy. These temporary tattoos are an adorable. Click here to get a set for your child!
4. Kinder Surprise Tooth Fairy Case from RedTedArt
Such a cute idea and great way to reuse the Kinder Surprise capsule!
5. Easy DIY Tooth Fairy Pillow from One Creative Mommy
This also looks like a pillow that even someone with little crafting or sewing ability could make.
If you want to save your child’s baby teeth as a keepsake, then a special tooth album like this would be very helpful!
7. Tooth Fairy Box Craft from Artsy Momma
Here is another adorable tooth fairy box that your child can get involved with making!
8. Tooth Fairy Receipt from See Vanessa Craft
Using a tooth receipt is a great way to have a keepsake of the momentous event of losing a tooth! You could put it in a scrap book or wherever else you keep memories like that!
9. Glamorous Tooth Fairy Pillow from Books and Giggles
For the more advanced crafter and sewer, this looks like a great DIY tooth fairy pillow!
10. Tooth Fairy Door
I love the idea of bringing out a special fairy door and explaining to your child that it makes a magic entrance for your tooth fairy to get to you house quicker. They even have kits available where you make your own fairy door!
11. Sprinkle Glitter from Meaningful Mama
If you aren’t afraid of glitter, then the tooth fairy could add some pizzazz and sparkle by sprinkling some glitter around the money she leaves.
12. Tooth Shaped Pillow from Buggy and Buddy
Here is a great tutorial for a tooth-shaped tooth fairy pillow!
13. Jokes about Teeth from A Mom with a Lesson Plan [not pictured]
The tooth fairy has a sense of humor! Make sure you kid has a good laugh by leaving one (or more) of these jokes along with the moolah from the tooth fairy!
14. Homemade Tooth Fairy Box from Craftulate
Who says a tooth absolutely MUST go in or under a pillow? Change up your traditions and make a tooth fairy box like this one instead!
15. Tooth Fairy Pillow from Life with Moore Babies
So this is more for people with more experience in sewing, but I love how this has a little extension for the tooth to hang off the edge of the bed so the tooth fairy doesn’t have to fumble under a pillow and a sleeping child!
16. Tooth Fairy Printable Certificate from Momdot
Similar to the tooth fairy receipt, the tooth fairy certificate is another great record keeper. This is actually one of the tooth fairy ideas that our tooth fairy did for the kids for the kids.
17. Tooth Fairy Box from Teach Mama
Here is one more idea for a tooth fairy box for you!
These miniature letters and envelopes are premade in a kit that includes some fairy dust too! This definitely makes the tooth fairy’s job a lot easier because there is no need to DIY!
19. Tooth Fairy Door Hanger from Momdot
See this hanging from the doorknob is a great way to remind the tooth fairy that she has a job to do after the kids go to bed! 🙂
20. 25 Reasons the Tooth Fairy Forgot to Come from Your Modern Family
Despite plenty of reminders, sometimes the tooth fairy just completely forgets to come! 🙂 If this happens to you, this list will help you be prepared to answer your kiddos questions in the morning!
I love the idea of the tooth fairy leaving a special “fairy coin” like this pressed penny with a tooth on it! How fun would it be for your child to collect a different special coin for each tooth they lose?!
That same shop also offers a pressed penny in a design with a fairy image on it. These two different images would be great gifts for the first 2 teeth your child loses! The shop actually has all sorts of designs for different occasions!
23. What to do when You Lose a Lost Tooth from Books and Giggles [not pictured]
I’m sure it happens to plenty of parents out there. A child’s tooth falls out, and before it can get safely under to the pillow for the tooth fairy, it gets “misplaced.” Well, this is a perfect idea to reassure an upset child who is worried that the tooth fairy won’t come!
So, which of these tooth fairy ideas is your favorite? Do you have any special tooth fairy traditions for your kids? Let me know in the comments below!
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