A quick and easy tooth fairy pillow made with felt scraps that you can make with your little one in about 15 minutes. Includes a printable template.
The other night I noticed that one of Ruby’s bottom teeth was loose. Her FIRST LOOSE tooth! She immediately became obsessed with it, even though she had no idea that it was loose a few minutes prior. She even came up with a list of foods that she should probably avoid, but her immediate priority became making a tooth pillow for when the little tooth decides to come out.
Making a tooth pillow with mom is a fun little family tradition that we’ve had for almost 10 years now! The little pillows we make hold the teeth nice and snug, and are the perfect size to tuck underneath a pillow.
The original pillow I made was for Dallin. He named it “Timmy”.
Aaron came along a couple of years later with “Super Tooth”. Notice how he added a tooth brush to his.
Then it was Kaylee’s turn. She wanted a bow and a flower, and of course, girlie lips.
Ruby sat down and sketched out what she wanted on her tooth pillow. I didn’t think she seriously wanted everything on her list, so after adding a crown and a pig I asked her what she thought about how it turned out. She said that she loved it, but that we still needed to add the things that she sketched out. Goodness. Are you ready?
I’m dying! She wanted her tooth to wear a crown, a skirt, and high heels. She also wanted it to be holding a pig who is also wearing a crown!
Now it has everything from her drawing. She loves it and is even more excited to wiggle that little tooth out!
The concept is super simple. I created a pattern by folding a piece of print paper in half and made a tooth shape on the fold. You can use my printable template here if you’d like!
Find some felt scraps and cut out two of the templates. You’ll also want some googly eyes and craft glue.
Stitch around the entire tooth with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Make sure to not stitch across the top where the little tooth pocket is.
You can add a tiny bit of fiber fill before stitching closed if you want more of a “pillow”. We did that with the first 3 kids, but decided not to with Ruby’s, and honestly it didn’t really make a difference.
Add accessories with a bit of craft glue and let dry. Go overboard if you want 😉
These guys are still in great shape after being used so many times. Dallin retired his last year when he lost his last baby tooth and now stores it in his keepsake box.
What traditions do you have in your home when a child loses a tooth?