Friday, August 31, 2012

Tooth Fairy Magic

I love that in childhood even something as mundane as losing a tooth can be a magical event! I know that there are those that disagree with me. They believe that Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy are tantamount to lying to their kids. To them I say, "to each his own".  I understand their point, but I also know that I had all of these as a child and it never caused me to question what my parents told me about God.  When the time came for me to learn the truth, I saw it as a fun game and knew that my parents loved me enough to create these magical memories.  I also have to assume that if you're reading this post, your child still believes in the Tooth Fairy and you're totally okay with that!

Big Brother recently lost his first tooth and was SO excited!  He wiggled that thing for days.  He brushed his teeth 4 times a day and gargled with his new Smart Rinse to make it nice and shiny for the Tooth Fairy.  He was so proud when he pulled it out all by himself.  I really wanted to have some fun with the Tooth Fairy so I turned to my two favorite sources (Google and Pinterest) and found some neat ideas to make this first tooth special.  Here are some of my favorites:

1.  Special Tooth Holder - I wanted to make Big Brother a special tooth pillow, but he was adamant that he wanted to use his turtle pillow that he got from Vacation Bible School.  If you want to make your own tooth pillow, here is a great tutorial.  There are also some other unique pillow ideas on our Pinterest Board.  Some other people chose to put their tooth in a small mason jar of water or a special "Tooth Box".  All of these ideas have the added benefit of getting the tooth out from under a child's pillow, making it easier to grab in the middle of the night.

2.  Tooth Certificates - I loved this idea and this site for free printable certificates.  I chose to make our own, however, using Publisher so I could personalize it (without paying for it) and use a script font for the Tooth Fairy's signature.  We put Big Brother's certificate in his Baby Book.

3.  Glitter Trails - What's more magical than glitter?!  We sprinkled a trail of glitter from Big Brother's window to his dresser and left some on top of his certificate to show that the Tooth Fairy had visited.

4.  Gold Coins - Rather than using regular dollars, we used gold coins to make the Tooth Fairy's money extra special.  Thanks to Grandma, we have quite the collection started for the boys' Tooth Fund!

Big Brother was so excited to wake up and find his surprises from the Tooth Fairy.  He was also relieved to see that she didn't leave him a toothbrush and toothpaste.  Apparently, he heard from someone that if you have a cavity, she leaves you a toothbrush instead of money! :)

For more Tooth Fairy ideas, be sure to check out our Pinterest Board.

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3 comments:

  1. So adorable! We aren't there yet but this is a great idea and we have the same turtle pillow that Rex got from his trip to the hospital. I love the toothbrush and toothpaste idea. It will be an encouragement to not get cavities.

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  2. I am pinning this so I can save it for when my kids lose some teeth. The gold coins sound so fun and special. Of course the tooth fairy wouldn't use boring dollars. Vicky from www.messforless.net

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