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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