We all have fond memories of waiting for the Tooth Fairy and seeing what she would bring us after we lost a tooth. Since today is National Tooth Fairy Day we thought it would be fun to share with you some new ideas for the Tooth Fairy to create special memories with your children. Here are our 12 favorite ideas.
1. Fairy Money
At my house, the Tooth Fairy left a different amount of money as I got older. I thought it was particularly fun when she left a $2 bill for me. Those were extra special. But if you want to jazz up the money from the Tooth Fairy, add some fairy dust. 😉 All you need is:
Instructions: Place your bill or coin on a paper towel. Gently spray one side with adhesive, sprinkle some glitter on and then shake off the excess. Repeat on the back side a few minutes later. Let it dry and you’re done!
2. Add a Tiny Tooth Fairy Door
These tiny Tooth Fairy doors are the absolute cutest! You can order one on Etsy like this one shown above, or you can get crafty and have a DIY project! Here is an example of how to make your own tiny door.
3. Send a Tiny Tooth Fairy Letter
What child wouldn’t love a letter from the Tooth Fairy? At this site they provide tiny tooth fairy letters which can be customized to say whatever you want. Then they’re sealed with wax, a tiny canceled postage stamp, colorful star glitter, and a magnifying glass. So precious! They also provide some examples if you aren’t sure what to put in the letter.
4. Office of the Tooth Fairy Kit
This Official Tooth Fairy Kit is super legit. It comes from the “Office of the Tooth Fairy” and contains one letterpress Certificate of Record for filing with the Tooth Fairy and one reusable silkscreened cloth deposit bag for your first and all subsequent transactions. The offical certificate keeps record of name, age, tooth lost, method of extraction and compensation information.
5. Tooth Fairy Pillows
These pillows are adorable and are perfect for parents. If you have a light sleeper, a tooth fairy pillow could be hung on your child’s doorknob or placed on a chair in their room for easy access. And you don’t have to desperately look or feel around under their pillow for their tooth. These pillows really help when rooms are dark and you are trying not to wake your little one.
6. Tooth Fairy Books
Reading to your children before bedtime is a wonderful and memorable nighttime routine. I love the idea of reading to your child a Tooth Fairy book to prepare them for an exciting visit from the Tooth Fairy. Here are a few that we love!
The Night Before the Tooth Fairy (Best for ages 3 – 8)
What Does the Tooth Fairy Do with Our Teeth? (Best for ages 5 – 9)
Peppa Pig: The Tooth Fairy (Best for ages 3 – 5)
Loose Tooth (Best for ages 5 – 9)
You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? (Best for ages 4 – 8)
7. Tooth Box
Some things will get lost over the years, but these sweet little boxes are perfect for the Tooth Fairy and is sure to stick around. It’s also a great place to have all of your child’s teeth once you give them back and they are older. That may sound creepy to you, but I loved getting my teeth back in a little tin when I was older.
8. Door Hanger
If you have a super light sleeper or a pitch black room to enter, a door hanger is the way to go! This will allow you to swap your kid’s tooth out for money without even having to step inside their room. Winning.
9. A Tooth Fairy Memento
Leave a pressed penny special from the Tooth Fairy. The money will be gone after time, but these Tooth Fairy pennies will be treasured forever.
10. Leave a Receipt
Losing a tooth and waiting for the Tooth Fairy is a pretty exciting experience. This transaction is one of only a few that will happen in your life. I think logging this and receiving an “official receipt” makes it a memory that be remembered for years to come.
11. Have a Chalkboard
Take a picture with all the details of when your kid lost their tooth! All of those photos will add up and it will be a great little album or collage. 🙂
12. Tooth Fairy Dish
Another cute idea is to have a dish where the tooth and the money can be exchanged. This makes it really easy to find what you are looking for. We thought these were super sweet.
And for all of your parents, not sure what to do with your little one’s teeth once collected? You can either throw them away, but if you want to keep them, here is a great place to store them and potentially give back to your child once they are grown.
What do you do with your kids for the Tooth Fairy? Do you have any new ideas that you’d like to share? Please do in the comments below!