We had our first lost tooth with our 6 year old, and so I wanted to give you some tooth fairy ideas by letting you know how the tooth fairy visits our house. It is funny how excited kids (at least my Abby) get about losing their teeth. Is it because it is some sort of rite of passage or just proof that they are, indeed, growing older? I would think that kids would consider their teeth falling out, and it would be kind of freaky. However, it’s not. It’s exciting. Maybe that’s why the tooth fairy started in the first place. “Kids are going to freak out about their teeth dangling loose and then leaving their skull. How can we ease the fear?” Ding – tooth fairy! Whatever the case, we had all kinds of excitement leading up to it. There was also a battle of who would pull out the tooth. I was out. I’m not a fan of wiggly teeth. My husband was gunning for the opportunity, which makes complete sense. He IS the dad. However, my dad has also been dying to “thunk” the tooth of one of the grandchildren, so he was also in Abby’s ear letting her know he would take care of it. I was pretty sure she had actually chosen to go with grandpa. However, once we were there she decided she had to let her dad do it. My husband got the opportunity to try over and over again but just couldn’t get the grip he needed. Finally, we were at my parent’s house and both my husband and my dad said it was the day and they’d help get it out. She was suddenly super hesitant with both of them. We were all hanging out, and all the sudden she waltzes in the room with tooth in hand. Apparently, my niece, Elena, grabbed at it to get it to the dangling by a thread stage and Abby yanked it out the rest of the way. My dad and husband couldn’t believe they had both lost the opportunity.
This happened on the evening of my 20th…gulp…high school reunion, and we were all spending the night at my parent’s house. Luckily, the tooth fairy got word and was able to fly herself there. I added a reunion picture just for fun. Luckily, when we arrived home from the reunion, my husband reminded me that the tooth fairy needed to visit. Good job, Honey!
The first thing I decided to do was get a silver dollar for Abby. Luckily, I had prepared ahead. I just asked for one at the bank, but I really should have asked for a whole stack. Another tooth is super wiggly again, and I’ll have to go back to the bank. *UPDATE: I when and got a whole stack and now I actually spray paint them with glitter spray paint and add the glitter.
The second thing you’ll need, if you want the tooth fairy to visit in a similar way, is glitter. I got this idea from my friend, Jennifer. She called me when her daughter lost her tooth and said, “Do you have any glitter?” Brilliant. I love the idea. Make it a little extra special with glitter. Simple but effective. I decided to just sprinkle some on and around the coin under the pillow. By the way, I’m sorry for the horrible pictures. The camera phone + the middle of the night = bad photos.
Armed and ready, it was time to sneak downstairs to get the tooth and leave the glitter and coin.
There you go. There’s noticeable glitter with this special coin.
My daughter takes after me and woke up at an awful time in anticipation. I did not need to be woken up at 5:30 in the morning after high school reunion night, but I do understand this personality. That’s one advantage to raising yourself.
I saw a couple other tooth fairy ideas as I was searching the web tonight.
Glittery Dollar – Ten Kids and a Dog
Tooth Fairy Letters – Free Printables
I think this tooth fairy doll from Perry Jayne is adorable.