Loosing a tooth is a pretty big deal to a kid. It’s a great opportunity to create memories. In fact, i have so many great memories, i could probably write a short book… My favorite memory has to be the time i ended up swallowing my tooth (uugghh, i know!), because my Mom and Dad still managed to make it so special.
They wiped off my tears, got hold of one of those hard little popcorn kernels, and grabbed some white paint, then sat with me and painted that little seed white, so we could ‘trick’ the tooth fairy. By the end of it all, i was giggling away, happy as could be, and had forgotten all about that little tooth sitting in my belly. The magic happens when you least expect it, right?
So, here are the 10 terrific tooth fairy traditions that you need to start right now – your kids will never forget these!
1. Set your child’s tooth on-top of a little jewelry box, and sprinkle a little baby powder around the base. Sneak in during the night and make a few ‘footprints’ with a pencil r other pointy object and in the morning your little one will be amazed to see the tooth fairy’s foot prints! Our Mom used to do this for us, and it’s one now of my family’s favorite tooth fairy traditions.
2. Add a little letter – This free printable from red-brolly.com is sooo cute! It even reminds your little guy to brush! A perfect addition to the tooth fairy tradition list.
3. Gold or Chocolate Coin Collection Cars – Selina, over at hellowonderful.co has created a great free printable for each little tooth that your child looses. You could collect the gold coins like she suggests, or, if you prefer, you could treat your little one to fantastic chocolate coins… both are great, aren’t they?!
4. Wow, this one is going to knock your kids’ socks off! You can have the “Actual Tooth Fairy” added to a photo them sleeping… This website gives you 3 unique pictures for only $9.95. Pretty cool.
5. Tooth Fairy door – Let’s get real, quick… your little one has 20 milk teeth, and they’re going to lose all of those at some stage. That’s a lot of visits from the Tooth Fairy. Doesn’t she deserve her own entrance? 😉 Get the tutorial here (dettecakes.com).
6. Every fairy has a wand, and sometimes they get left behind. Why not make one (or buy one if you prefer) for your little one to find? It adds a real touch of magic! Get the tutorial here (amagicaldisneywedding).
7. Whip up a tooth-fairy pillow – there are so many great tutorials out there… i really couldn’t choose! So, i’ve decided to share my three favorite with you. Take a look and see if you can decide…
a) This cute little pillow would work with which ever material you choose, and is perfect for light sleepers. Just hang it outside their bedroom door… there’s no need to go in! Get all the details here (howdoesshe.com).
b) These personalized tooth fairy pillows would look great hanging from a picture rail, or hooked on a door knob. Get the tutorial (or buy a pre-made one) here (crosscutsewingco.com).
c) These ‘monster’ tooth fairy pillows are great! I love the fact that they’re not too ‘girly’, and look a little tough… Get the template and all the details here (thehandmadehome.net).
8. Tooth fairy receipts are extra fun, and can be collected or even framed. Get your free printables here (kristendukephotography.com).
9. Tooth Fairy Magic Dust – These little pendants are a wonderfult alternative (or addition) to the traditional ‘cash’ the tooth fairy brings. Head on over to make it – love it for all the details.
10. Tooth Passport – Isn’t this just so original? Get the free printable and all the instructions here (homemakerinheels.com).
Well, there you have it, 10 terrific tooth fairy traditions…I hope you’ve found a few ideas that you love! Do you have any others that you’d like to share with us?
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