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Tooth Fairy Traditions


There is one thing we ALL have in common……….we all lose our baby teeth.  And most all of us remember the excitement and mystery of visits from the tooth fairy. 

The tooth fairy is a tradition that has stood the test of time with so many great customs from trailing fairy dust, to miniature doors and tooth-shaped pillows to special coins or just good ole hard cash  … all for the magical fairy in exchange for the pearly whites.

Your little one is in bed with a shiny, baby tooth under the pillow — now what?  Here are some fun ideas to make a visit from the Tooth Fairy a special event!

From tiny fairy doors, to gold coins and fairy dust it's these magical moments from childhood that they will remember for a life time at

Special Tooth Fairy Door

tooth fairy doormy life my loves and nest of posies

This has to be one of my favorite ideas!  How whimsical and cute for the tooth fairy to have her own door right next to your child’s bed.


Magic Fairy Dust and Gold Coins

tooth fairy dust and coinsmoore minutes

Most fairies leave a trail of glittery fairy dust, and how about leaving a special gold coin instead of a dollar bill?


Tooth Fairy Pocket

Tooth Fairy Pocketheart made blog

You can make a special tooth pocket to celebrate the momentous moment and place the tooth under the pillow with out fear of losing it……….leaving the perfect spot for the tooth fairy to deposit her memento.  Download the free template to make a tooth fairy pocket

Tooth Fairy Pillow

Tooth fairy pillow craftMartha Stewart

I love this cute little DIY Tooth Pillow craft. This makes it much easier for the Fairy to find the tooth instead of  having to sneak under a pillow and risk rousing a sleeping little one.

Glittered Tooth Fairy Money

tooth fairy glitter dollar billTen Kids and a Dog 

Money is glitter sprayed dollar bills from the Tooth Fairy!

Tooth Fairy Printables


Emergency Tooth Fair kit printable - from Hello Bee

tooth fairy notes free printable

FREE Printable Tooth Fairy Notes from Handmade Charlotte (including a tiny pocket for the tooth as well as a tiny envelope for a tiny letter written by the toothless child to the Fairy).

tooth fairy-receipt

Tooth Fairy Receipt from Oh My Gluestick


Here are some healthy reminders about taking care of your teeth

  • Brush at least twice a day
  • Brush all of your teeth, not just the front ones
  • Take your time while brushing
  • Be sure your toothbrush has soft bristles
  • Learn how to floss your teeth, and floss every day


Magical moments are what childhood is all about! I’d love to hear about some of your tooth fairy traditions


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    Really cute!! I have vivid memories of losing teeth as a kid..the school would send the tooth home in a special tooth fairy envelope lol

    I loved putting the tooth under my pillow and seeing what the tooth fairy would bring me the next morning..we only got about 50 cents haha..I think kids get about $1-5 now lol

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    I remember putting my tooth under the pillow and waking up to find $1 or two, and being so excited!!

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    always got a quarter under my pillow!

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    Tooth goes under the pillow at night and then in the morning the child finds it has been replaced with a gold dollar – plus the added bonus of having ‘fairy dust’ (glitter) sprinkled over the pillow!

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    We always gave my kids a golden dollar from the tooth fairy! They were always excited about that.

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    My most memorable tooth fairy memory is one time the tooth fairy left me a note along with the quarter! Now, 50+ years later, I don’t remember what the note said but it was written in multi-colored ink and had lots of stars on it. I was so thrilled that the tooth fairy wrote something for ME.

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    I can’t wait to start some fun traditions with my girls – next year probably… That door idea is super cute!

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    My biggest memory is putting a tooth under my pillow and waking up the next morning and still seeing my tooth! Apparently the tooth fairy was on vacation that night! :)

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    Memory is pretty simple…left a tooth, got a dollar!

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    Mine was traditional. Just the tooth under the pillow but something that was exciting still the same.

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    Not really a favorite memory…but I lost my 1st tooth while biting into a slice of pizza. It was exciting…but not very appetizing. :)

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    Geeee, brings back memories of playing tooth fairy many, many times!!

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    We just do the “regular” thing with the tooth fairy’s visit… BUT I need to tell you my daughter wants to be a tooth fairy for Halloween!!! Cute, but it will be a challenge :)

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    My mom and dad used to put a mini treasure chest under my pillow with my tooth in it, and the tooth fairy would magically come in the night! The treasure chest made it really special :)

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    I remember when our daughter brouht me her tooth and asked for her money. Something about “cutting out the middle man”. Kids are smarter then we think!

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    My good friend leaves $2 bills from the tooth fairy!

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    I don’t have any memories/traditions. In our house losing a tooth was no big deal.

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    We did not have a tooth fairy:( My parents were quite religious and strict and didn’t like folklore or stories with elves, fairies, etc. Lame!

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    I leave my kids little notes from the tooth fairy written on tiny paper & tiny, tiny letters! The kids are amazed how small the note is & thinks it’s so adorable :) They always talk about how tiny the pen would have to be LOL

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    Okay, so I love Stumbleupon. Found this piece and was absolutely inspired. My children are a few years away from the “tooth losing” phase, and to be honest, I was unsure as to whether or not the Tooth Fairy would be making appearances at my home at all; (a crazy woman with wings stealing dirty teeth in the middle of the night? Nuh uh. lol) but this piece has given me some great ideas and inspired me to think of some tooth losing traditions of my own :)


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