National Tooth Fairy Day
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.
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!
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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?
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?
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:
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:
Tooth Fairy Pillows from Amazon
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!