There are various pillows boxes, and bags, and even an adorable Official Tooth Fairy Kit! Go ahead, google away!
As I sorted through all of these items, a light went off above my head. Remember that cute little Hoot, Hoot Owl I made a few weeks back? Why not turn that into a tooth fairy pillow?
All you have to do is not stitch the top of the nose shut and voila! You have a place to store the tooth, and if you make the nose a tad bit bigger, even a pocket to hold the loot.... I just came up with a perfect name for it: the Hoot, Loot Owl! :) And for those with light sleepers, you can always add a handle to the top of the owl so that it can be hung from the bedpost!
Because my daughter has already lost the majority of her teeth (and my two youngest are not near loosing theirs), I decided that for our needs at the moment I would make this simple tooth bag. Our plastic baggy has worked, but let's liven up the experience and make it even more fun! I found this quick and simple, yet bright and fun bag and decided it would be perfect for us! I am going to make mine a bit bigger than the 3" x 3" in this tutorial, just to make the tooth/loot exchange a bit easier. As soon as I have completed it (when I find the time now that I am back to work full-time! But again, this is quick and simple so I know I can make it happen!) I will post pictures!
Now if only these bags could remind the tooth fairy that she has a pick-up! This last tooth my daughter lost was diligently placed under her pillow and she obligingly went to bed, but the tooth fairy failed to arrive. It was explained to the saddened child that because she slept in her fort (that she made under her bunk bed) and because there was a thunderstorm, the tooth fairy was either unable to make it or unable to find her and she should try the process again that night. The tooth fairy was very distraught over this whole ordeal and decided to reward the innocent child for her patience and understanding. When our daughter woke up this morning she found three gold $1 coins under her pillow. Can you imagine waking up to such a treasure at 8 years old?!? She had never seen such a thing and was utterly amazed. Tooth fairies negligence erased!
Feel free to share your tooth fairy tooth/loot ideas in the comments section!
From one tooth fairy to the next, cheers!