You sneak into your child’s room late at night and in the dark reach under their pillow, trying not to wake them while trying to find that little plastic bag or box that they have put their tooth in for the tooth fairy find or maybe they just stuck it under there without placing it inside of anything. Problem is you can’t find it. Finally because you don’t want to get caught you give up on the tooth and shove a couple of bills under your child’s pillow. The next morning your child awakens and is excited about the money from the tooth fairy but a little down because the tooth fairy did not take their tooth. You mumble some lame excuse about her sack being too full for her to carry anymore teeth last night. Sound familiar? If you are the parent of a child then you’ve probably experienced your share of visits from the tooth fairy and had make up some excuse as to why on some nights the tooth fairy did not take your child’s tooth.Fortunately this cute lost tooth pillow craft that hangs on your child’s bedpost will put an end to all that and the tooth fairy will always be able to find your child’s tooth.
How To Make A Lost Tooth Bedpost Pillow
1/2 yard fleece material in a solid color
1/2 yard fleece material in a contrasting solid color
1 square white felt
Piece of chalk
Black puff paint
One foot 1/2 inch ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. Use the ruler and chalk to measure one 12″ X12″ inch square of fleece material.
2. Cut out the fleece square.
3. Repeat on the contrasting color of fleece.
4. Draw a 4″ inch tooth shape on the white felt.
5. Cut the tooth shape out.
6. Use the black puff paint to draw eyes and a mouth on the tooth shape.
7. Set the tooth aside and allow to dry.
8. Use the chalk and ruler to draw a square three inches in from the edge on one of the fleece squares you just cut.
9. Place that fleece square on top of the contrasting color of fleece.
10. Using your scissors and holding both pieces of fleece together carefully cut 1/2 inch wide strips on the fleece stopping when you reach the square you drew inside of the fleece piece.
11. Continue cutting until you have cut fleece strips on all sides.
12. Cut off and discard the corner fringes before you begin knotting
13. Pick a starting place and tie the top piece of fringe to the bottom piece by double-knotting them. Continue up the side of the pillow and all the way around until you have 5 fringe strips left untied.
14. Hot glue the tooth to the fleece squares leaving the top of the tooth open to make a pouch.
15. Tear the fiberfill in small pieces to make stuffing easier.
16. Stuff the fleece pillow with the small pieces of fiberfill until the pillow is completely stuffed.
17. Knot the remaining fringe to close the pillow.
18. Tie the ribbon hanger to a fleece strip on either side of the pillow and use to hang on the back of a chair or your child’s bed post.
Whenever your child looses a tooth place it inside the tooth pouch on the Lost Tooth Pillow and hang on the bedpost for the Tooth Fairy to visit.
The pouch also makes a good place to store whatever money the tooth fairy has left in exchange for your child’s tooth.
All materials used to make this craft project can be purchased at your local craft store.