We’ve been on a tooth losing streak in our house (my son lost his fourth tooth yesterday and lost two this week), so I thought it was the perfect time to share some cute tooth fairy ideas!
Since finding money under a pillow isn’t that impressive anymore (thanks, Pinterest 😉), this list has you covered for cute ways to make a visit from the tooth fairy even more exciting for both girls and boys!
Cute tooth fairy ideas and printables
Write a letter to your child from the tooth fairy
Writing a letter to your child from the tooth fairy is such a cute way to memorialize the day. Save the letter in your child’s baby book so that you have a record of each lost tooth.
Each time your child loses a tooth, use the printable letter template to write another letter and talk about what’s going on in your child’s life (how he lost his tooth, give advice or best wishes on his math test, etc.).
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Create a tooth fairy kit
If you have a Cricut, make a personalized tooth tin and bag to store the tooth (and then the tooth fairy’s gift) when it’s under the pillow.
If you’re not crafty, I found this adorable tooth fairy kit on Amazon. I love the flap book so you have a place to save your child’s teeth, too.
Use a tooth pillow
Scared you’ll wake your sleeping child? Never fumble around, hunting for a missing tooth under your child’s head again.
I love the idea of using a tooth pillow to store the tooth. In the middle of the night, find the tooth pillow and remove the tooth from the pocket. Make it easy on yourself and hang the pillow on your child’s door or headboard. 😉
It’s pretty easy to make a tooth pillow using these directions.
If you’re not crafty, you can also find some really cute tooth pillows on Amazon.
Get a special tooth fairy plate
These personalized ceramic dishes are such a special way to set out your child’s tooth. They also make it incredibly easy to find your child’s tooth in a dark (or messy) bedroom!
Make money origami
I made my son a ring out of a dollar bill and it was surprisingly simple. He’s been proudly showing off his new ring, even wearing it to school for Funday Friday. It’s pretty easy to make and it looks really cool, even to boys.
Here’s a great list of ideas (and directions) to make tooth fairy money origami.
Give glitter money
Glitter money is another really cool way to make the gift of money a little more special and it’s great for girls and boys.
Hang a door hanger on your child’s door
My mother-in-law is a dental hygenist, and she found a cute door hanger for my son’s room (the one we have is included in this kit). Whenever the tooth fairy needs to come, we hang it on his bedroom door so she knows where to find him in our house.
Give an IOU
Out of dollar bills? No judgment here!
If never fails that you need small bills when you don’t have them. I started saving crisp one dollar bills in an envelope after I had to frantically raid my husband’s wallet for ones, only to find a ten dollar bill, which was a lot more than the tooth fairy was planning on paying. I save the envelope for a field trip funds, school spirit day, or the tooth fairy.
However, if you’re scrambling at the last minute, make a cute IOU. Personalize it however you want (with an ice cream from your child’s favorite shop, a trip to the zoo, or whatever you think your child will love).
Celebrate with a special meal
This recipe for fairy toast is a cute idea. Get up a couple minutes before the kids and surprise them with a special breakfast from the tooth fairy!
If you have a special events plate, don’t forget to use it and write the date on it!
Make a tooth preservation kit
If your child doesn’t exactly love brushing his teeth or eating healthy snacks, make a “tooth preservation kit.” Include things like a toothbrush, sparkly toothpaste, and special flossers. You could also include some healthy snacks, like an apple.
My daughter refuses to drink milk, so I plan to include calcium vitamins and a carton of soymilk in her kit.
Include a tooth fairy receipt
Every transaction needs a receipt! Thank your child for trading their tooth (and save the receipt as a record in their baby book).
Losing a tooth can be an emotional time for a child. They may be scared, excited, nervous, and even a little sore! Use these tooth fairy ideas to celebrate this exciting time with your child!