The Tanglewood Tooth Fairy
Losing your baby teeth is a rite of passage for every child. Its also a time of great excitement and mystery. The anticipation of a visit from the tooth fairy is thrilling, but waking up in the morning to see that she came is simply mind-blowing to a kid. Most of us in the Tanglewood Moms group tend to agree the amount you leave is not as important as the excitement that ensues the following morning.We’ve compiled several ideas that will help freeze that magical moment in time and create forever memories for kids and parents alike.
In keeping things simple but still very cool for the kids, many parents like to commemorate each lost tooth with a special coin or bill. This practice can become its own little tradition within a tradition.Top picks from Tanglewood Moms are gold $1 president coins, Susan B. Anthony $1 coins, or a $2 bill. If you don’t have these on hand you can get them from your bank, but if some teeth are getting loose and you want to start this tradition you might want to prepare yourself by having a hidden stash. If you are feeling crafty and want to go the extra mile, you can try folding a dollar bill like this elaborate heart with coin, this easy heart. or this fighter jet plane. .
One of our sons spent the night with a friend the day his friend lost his tooth and the tooth fairy left a trail of pixie dust from the window to the bed. As you can imagine it left quite an impression on our little guy and when the time came for his first tooth fairy visit; he very much expected to see some pixie dust. We love the magic of it all and were excited to see what we could pull off!
My husband and I found that if we pre-made some fairy dust then have the kids write a note to the tooth fairy when they lose their teeth, everyone gets in on the fun and you don’t have to scramble in the middle of the night to try to make it all come together.
How to prepare your Fairy Dust: 1/4 cup of course salt, 2 tablespoons of glitter (the glitter with big stars is fun too), 1 tablespoon of glow-in-the-dark powder, 2-3 drops of blue (or other) food coloring. Mix all ingredients in a zip-lock bag and shake carefully until mixed. Charge the powder by shining a flashlight over the mixture. The next morning you can show this little trick by shining the light and they’ll know the Real Tooth Fairy came.
For personalized notes, you are in luck, I have designed some stationery you can print out on 8.5X11 paper and cut into 4 pieces. Have your little one write a note to their tooth fairy and circle the tooth they lost. I like to include the date so it’s saved for memories. They can tuck the note with their lost tooth in their tooth pillow or any other pouch you can locate quickly in the dark.
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I found some tooth fairy pillows on Amazon that I thought were fun and unusual, but be sure to check stores in Fort Worth that carry items like this. I’d love to hear in the comments section below who keeps a good stock of tooth fairy pillows locally. If you like DIY, you might want to make your own pillow like this one, this cute tooth, or this superhero one.
I hope you were able to get some inspiration for the next loose tooth! Again, don’t feel like you need to do all of these things, pick and choose your favorites and create a new tradition around your house. The kids will love getting to learn the names of the teeth they lose (a good reference here). And they will also get in some handwriting practice.
Smile! xo, Victoria