What does the tooth fairy pay in 2023?
There is no wrong answer, but in our house, the tooth fairy gives one $2 bill per lost tooth. I keep a stack of $2 bills in a safe spot so I always have one on hand.
Tooth Fairy Pillow Ideas
Now that we got payment out of the way, let’s talk tooth fairy pillows. The goal of the pillow is to make the tooth fairy’s job easier and with less potential to wake a sleeping child. With a tooth fairy pillow or container, the tooth has a specific place to be and is placed on top of a pillow or on a night stand next to the bed versus under the pillow.
1. Tooth fairy box
The dentist gave us this cute sparkly tooth box after my son had 2 teeth pulled. It worked so well, I am going to keep it as our official tooth fairy box! The sparkle tooth holders come in a pack of 72, so you would certainly have plenty to share with friends and family.
2. Tooth fairy doll
My mom made this adorable tooth fairy doll as a gift for me when I lost my first tooth. The doll comes with a tiny pouch for a tooth. The tooth is replaced with a dollar bill!
3. Tooth fairy pillow chart
4. Tooth fairy box
This adorable personalized tooth fairy box is a great alternative to a pillow. This wooden box would also be a great place for the tooth fairy to put the teeth after finding them under the pillow. Buy this box at Flowertown Weddings on etsy.
5. DIY Tooth fairy pillow
Ashley whipped up the cutest tooth fairy pillow out of fabric scraps, buttons, and felt! The pillow has a pocket sewn on the back to hold the tooth and the money. For the complete tutorial, check out The Handmade Home.
Tooth fairy letters
A tooth fairy letter is proof that the fairy exists. The next few tooth fairy ideas are ways to show a child that the tooth fairy really did fly through the window! These are the extra special touches that make the tooth fairy feel like magic!
6. DIY tooth fairy notes
All you need are scissors and white paper to make a tiny envelope complete with a tiny note. A touch of sparkle nail polish will make the tooth fairy’s note even more special!
7. Tooth fairy scroll
My childhood friend, Carla sent me another fun version of a tooth fairy note. When the tooth fairy visits her house, the note is written on a small peice of paper rolled up like a scroll and tied with dental floss. Because the tooth fairy always has dental floss handy, right?!
8. Printable tooth fairy notes
If you have a color printer, these free printable tooth fairy notes from Handmade Charlotte are another fun option. The note from the tooth fairy is a foldable pocket for hiding the tooth loot!
Creative tooth fairy traditions
9. Fairy money
Ensure the dollar bills come from the tooth fairy with a leftover fairy dust. Sparkle nail polish turns a plain dollar bill into a magical tooth fairy dollar bill in seconds!
10. Tooth fairy pictures
Catch the tooth fairy in action with this free app! Download the this app, and add the tooth fairy sticker to a picture of your sleeping child. It is the ultimate tooth fairy receipt!
11. Tooth fairy receipt
I love the idea of kids knowing what to expect and being excited about it. This is exactly the case with the tooth fairy receipt tradition set up by Behance. Unfortunately, this is not a printable, but Stephanie Howell as a few tips for exact fonts to use to make your own really cute receipt.
12. Blue sparkle jar
Lost button studio has the child place their tooth in a jar of water and set it on their nightstand. The tooth fairy takes the tooth and adds blue dye, glitter, and a $1 coin! Best part? No more digging under the pillow for a tooth!
13. Tooth fairy door
14. Tooth fairy dust
15. Tooth fairy dust trail
16. Dollar bill basket
The Filthy Wizardry tooth fairy left her child a long note detailing how the tooth fairy will use the tooth and explaining the going rate of a tooth these days. It’s $1.02, thus the one dollar basket filled with two sparkly pennies.
17. Teeth storage
Here’s a clever way to store the baby teeth the tooth fairy collects. Buy this cute tooth storage box here.
Comments & Reviews
EileenA EileenA says
cool ideas, .in my country of origin Puerto Rico we have the tradition that Lil’ mouse comes gets your tooth and leave a dollar. crazy tradition a mouse! But my daughters believe in fairies like I do!
We follow the Seed Bunny tradition, but with so many friends being visited by the Tooth Fairy, we’ve had to amend our myth: Seed Bunny and Tooth Fairy are friends, cousins even!
The Seed Bunny takes the tooth and leaves a packet of carrot seeds. The child plants the seeds. By the time the carrots are ready to eat, the tooth is grown in ready to bite and chew!
This is a story derived from the Scholastic book, The Seed Bunny.
Jamie D. says
Never heard of that one! Thanks for sharing 🙂
These are great ideas! I just pinned them for future reference.
The Autocrat: Haley says
I don't have any kids, but I really love these ideas!!! Thanks for sharing them!! Fabulous!