My first baby is about to graduate from kindergarten, and she currently has 4 wiggly teeth!
Last year, I took her in for her bi-annual dental cleaning, and we got some pretty bad news. Her baby teeth are bad. Really, really bad. Despite daily brushing, she had numerous cavities, and one tooth was so bad, it had to be pulled.
*Insert suuuuper guilty parent feelings*
After the dentist pulled one of her molars out of necessity, the tooth fairy did visit her that night, but I felt like it was such a traumatic experience (for both of us) that I wanted to make her next fairy visit a much better one!
I am planning ahead this time, as I suspect she will lose her first tooth any day now, so I created these printable tooth fairy receipts, so I could have them ready to go! I also wanted to share them with any other moms, dads, grandparents or caregivers that want to leave a special note for their little ones losing teeth!
Grab your free Printable Tooth Fairy Receipt!
Kids are perceptive, and may recognize your handwriting, so I recommend having a family friend or neighbor write in the information, or using stamps (if you’re crafty).
Along with the printable tooth fairy receipt, I included Tooth Fairy Dust, which was simply a small burlap bag, filled with confetti. I added some foam letters to the front that read “Fairy Dust”.
I rolled up a couple of dollars and tied it with twine, to make it a little more special than a dollar bill under her pillow, although, I suspect any person, big or small, would be happy to wake up to money under their pillow!
I didn’t take a picture of this, but I also plan on leaving my daughter a tooth brush, to encourage her to take good care of her teeth!
My friend Susan, at Organized31, shared a fantastic upcycle project for a tooth holder! If you want to create a tooth fairy tin for your little one to store their tooth in, check out her tutorial!
Does/Did the tooth fairy visit you or your children when you lost teeth? Do you have any fun traditions to share? I would love for you to share your stories in the comments below!
Ali Gilbert says
How adorable is this?! I love it! Very creative and a cute keepsake.
Anne Campbell says
This is an adorable idea for making a milestone extra special for your child. I always enjoyed making tooth fairy magic for my boys. They are all past this stage now, but it sure was fun while it lasted! I bought a small jar of body glitter in the cosmetic department and would smudge a tiny bit on their foreheads to make them think it was fairy dust left behind. They would leave it on all day the next day! 🙂
What a neat idea! I can’t afford bills over here, (they start at Â£5), but I put a little sparkly nail polish on the coins and say it’s fairie dust. My son likes that, and I’m sure my daughter will as well when the time comes.
What a cute idea. The sweet receipt adds more heart to the excitement of money under your pillow (although, I agree, I’d be pretty happy to wake up to money under *my* pillow). Have you seen my repurposed tooth fairy tin? (it was one of my early blog posts 🙂 ) http://organized31.com/2013/05/tooth-fairy-tin.html