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National Tooth Fairy Day

Updated on April 28, 2015

A Little Magic Coming Your Way!

It's an exciting rite of passage as a child - losing your first tooth! Now you finally get to experience the "Tooth Fairy".

Believe it or not, there's actually a day dedicated to the Tooth Fairy! February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day.

When exactly did the Tooth Fairy begin and what is her magic all about? Keep reading below to learn more about this magical being and ways to celebrate!

Check out mmmcrafts to make your very own Ballerina Tooth Pillow as shown here.

Photo Credit: needlepassionembroider.com
Photo Credit: needlepassionembroider.com

The Tooth Fairy Tradition

February 28 is National Tooth Fairy Day. This day celebrates one of childhood's magical visitors. When a child loses a baby tooth, parents tell them to put the tooth under his or her pillow and in the morning they will find some money from the Tooth Fairy.

This part of growing up makes children worry a little less about losing a tooth and makes the whole process more exciting when they anticipate the visit of the Tooth Fairy and think about what she'll leave behind.

There are no real origins of the Tooth Fairy, but it is believed that the tradition started in Europe hundreds of years ago and spread around the world.

Tooth Fairy Books for Children

The Tooth Fairy is on the Way!

Flickr Photo Credits: Kurt Wagner, OpenThreads, flickrized, Darren Larson

How to celebrate Tooth Fairy Day

Planning to lose a tooth on National Tooth Fairy Day would be pretty difficult, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate!

Here are a few things you could do:

* Pick up a book from your local library about the Tooth Fairy or Dental Hygiene.

* Make a Tooth Fairy Box or Pillow to prepare for her next visit. (Check out the great ideas below!)

* Give your child a Tooth Fairy kids gift basket that includes a new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, fluoride rinse, rinsing cup and Tooth Fairy Book.

* Schedule a dentist appointment for this day to get those pearly whites gleaming!

Tooth Fairy Poll

Does/Did the Tooth Fairy Visit your House?

See results

The Fairy Wand Surprise

When my son lost a tooth, I thought it would be a cute idea to leave behind a little extra surprise - a Fairy Wand!

I knew it had to be tiny, so with a toothpick, card stock and glitter I made a tooth fairy wand.

1. Fold a piece of card stock in half. Draw a star (about 1/2" in size) and cut it out. This will give you 2 stars.

2. Use glue to sandwich the top of the toothpick between the 2 stars.

3. Optional - Cover the star with foil. You don't have to cut a perfect star out with the foil. You can bend it around the star points and form it. (If you want, you can put a dot of glue on each side of the star to hold foil. But if you use enough foil, it stays on well).

4. Use a glue stick to cover star and wand (toothpick) then cover with sprinkle glitter. You can snip the end of the toothpick and smooth with a nail file so it's not pointy.

There you have a tiny Fairy wand!

Another Tooth Fairy Poll

What does the Tooth Fairy Bring?

See results

The Tooth Fairy Box

A Tooth Fairy Box is a fun keepsake for kids, and there are so many ways to make them!

You can decorate any small favor box or container.

Buy a plain wooden box with a lid from a craft store, line it with fabric or cotton and then decorate it in their favorite colors.

Other containers that make great tooth fairy boxes are big match boxes, mint tins, ring boxes, check boxes, film canisters, etc.

Check out the fun ideas below to create your own Tooth Fairy Box:

Match Box Tooth Fairy Box

Easy Tooth Container

What a great keepsake for your child!
What a great keepsake for your child! | Source

The Tooth Fairy Pillow

A tooth fairy pillow is a great way to greet the Tooth Fairy! There are lots of cute things you can do to create your pillow. If you have no or minimal sewing skill, you can use fabric glue and felt to make your pillow. Add a little pocket to hold your tooth and collect your treasure!

For great Tooth Fair Pillow Ideas and Instructions, check out these links:

Soft Felt Tooth Fairy Pillow Box

Simple Tooth Shape Tooth Fairy Pilow

Patchwork Quilt Tooth Fairy Pillow

Toothy Grin Tooth Fairy Pillow


Tooth Fairy Pillows from Amazon

Photo Credit: needlepassionembroider.com
Photo Credit: needlepassionembroider.com

Go Celebrate

National Tooth Fairy Day is all about the magic and whimsy of childhood and is also a good time to teach children about good dental habits!


Read a story, do a craft together and enjoy this special moment of childhood!

Hope you have a magical day!

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    • virtualboy profile image

      virtualboy 

      6 years ago

      Hello! thanks again, very informative indeed

    • julescorriere profile image

      Jules Corriere 

      6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Terrific lens. I enjoyed reading it in the February Silly Celebrations.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Way to celebrate the fun filled tooth fairy day..

    • Stacy Birch profile image

      Stacy Birch 

      6 years ago

      Love, love, love your tooth fairy pillows.

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      Stacy Birch 

      6 years ago

      Cute lens.

    • sweetstickyrainbo profile image

      sweetstickyrainbo 

      6 years ago

      kewt!

    • dahlia369 profile image

      dahlia369 

      6 years ago

      Adorable and very fairy-like, enjoyed it! :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      This lens is so adorable and the tooth fairy pillow is awesome.

    • anupma lm profile image

      anupma lm 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful pics and nice lense

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      GabrielaFargasch 

      6 years ago

      So cute!! Great job! :)

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      Country Sunshine 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Nice pictures, and good ideas! I like your fairy wand, as it is such a creative idea! Nice article

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      greenlungsofpoland 

      6 years ago

      nice lens cute idea

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      What a cute page about tooth fairies, and well deserving of Squidoo front page.

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      macsquared 

      6 years ago

      So cute! A tradition I hope to keep up with my future children!

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      PecjakJN 

      6 years ago

      cute pictures

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Precious and simple and fun article to visit! *blessed!*

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      curious0927 

      6 years ago

      HI, thanks for such a cute lens with some great stuff to I didn't know about. I saved all my kids teeth , but didn't have a special "tooth fairy" box,. Darn, they are now in my big treasure box, Some, I have organized for whose is whose,,,other's I'm going to have to " tag" just to make the kids know I saved the same amount for each! Geeze, another job, I will get to that one day.

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      entertainmentev 

      6 years ago

      I have my tooth fairy doll that someday I will pass along to my children's tooth fairy.

      Adorable lens. :)

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      victoriuh 

      6 years ago

      I chose the same holiday! Very nicely done.

    • dwnovacek profile image

      dwnovacek 

      6 years ago

      Great stuff! When I was little, teeth went for a quarter. When my kids were young the price had jumped to a dollar! Talk about inflation! Angel Blessings....

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      Jethro 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      I enjoyed reading this. Besides, I thought that there is no such thing as national day for tooth fairy day because I only watched some cartoons before that tackled about it. Anyway, thanks for sharing this lens. :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      My daughter just recently lost her 9th tooth at age 8. She loves the regular correspondence she receives from her tooth fair named Dentina Flossin (Tina Flossy for short). I'm the designated tooth fair in the middle of the night. It's getting harder to sneak past her! Thanks for a great lens.

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      Ellen Gregory 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      How cute! Nice lens.

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      squid-janices7 

      6 years ago

      What an adorable lens and I didn't even know there was a National Tooth Fairy Day so thanks for sharing. Big congrats on the purple star!

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      Kim 

      6 years ago from Big Lake, MN

      When I was a kid, we would put our tooth in a glass of water and place it on the windowsill instead of putting it under our pillow. Apparently that is weird, because none of my friends ever did that! It also meant that the tooth fairy could only bring coins to place in the water. Now my boys put their teeth under the pillow like most others do.

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      squid-pinkchic18 

      6 years ago

      So cute! I didn't know that there was a national tooth fairy day but that is pretty neat! I love your photos, they're a great addition to your lens :) Congrats on the purple star!!

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