To children the Tooth Fairy ranks right up there with Santa and the Easter Bunny. The magic of a fairy who brings money and candy can make some children scared. My oldest child is afraid of all magical characters. We always have to promise that we will leave a note for the magical character letting them know that they are not allowed to come into her room. When my daughters first tooth became loose I knew the whole placing the tooth under the pillow might not be a good idea. So with the help of my Mom we created a tooth pillow that my daughter could hang on her bedroom door.Making the pillow was so easy. You make it the way you want to make it. Don't worry if you don't have a sewing machine, you can sew it by hand. We found it was easier and faster to sew it by hand.
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To start you need to draw a tooth pattern. On the pattern draw a pocket. Once you are happy with the shape of the tooth and pocket, cut the pattern using the white felt. You need to cut two tooth shapes one for the front and one for the back.
On the extra piece of white felt cut out a pocket. In the middle of the pocket piece make a slit for the smile. Add pink felt behind the open slit. Add the button for the eyes. Then sew the pocket on the piece of felt you are going to use for the front. Once you have the eyes, pocket and mouth sewn onto the front, then sew the two pieces of the tooth together, place the stuffing in the tooth and completely seal the tooth up. After the pillow is sewed up add anything extra you want to add. This is when we added the wings, string and skirt.
At our house the Tooth Fairy brings golden chocolate coins and one dollar for each year of age. The chocolate golden coins and dollars fit just perfect in the pocket. A word of advise, I would place the tooth in a plastic baggie in the pillow. It just makes it easier for the Tooth Fairy to find the tooth and exchange it for money.
I would love to see the tooth pillow you design. Please send me a picture of yours. Have fun making your own personal tooth pillow.
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