The Twirling Tooth Fairy

posted on February 1, 2010 by  |  posted under Fun With Kids, Girls, Tooth Fairy  |  38 Comments

The Twirling Tooth Fairy

The Twirling Tooth Fairy

My creative and adorable friend Natalie recently shared her family tradition of the Tooth Fairy…

Before Bed, Natalie’s little girl sets out a big glass of water with her tooth at the bottom. While she is sleeping the Tooth Fairy comes to get her tooth and colors the water whatever color her princess dress happens to be that particular night. First it was hot pink, then purple, and when she came the other night, it was red with red sparkles! She must have been dancing in her room because there was red glitter all over her floor and bed! After the dance she always leaves new toothpaste, sugarless gum, and of course some money under the pillow.The Twirling Tooth Fairy

The Twirling Tooth Fairy

Can you imagine how magical it would be to wake up to a room full of glitter from the Tooth Fairy’s dress?! From her dancing and twirling?! I get excited even thinking about it! -Do you think if I yanked out one of my 26 year old teeth that the ‘Twirling Tooth Fairy’ would visit me tonight? It just might be worth the chance! 😉 {I’ll let you know how it goes!}

Magical moments are what childhood is all about. For some reason this sweet tradition tugs at my heart strings. Although my baby girls aren’t even crawling,…you’d better believe when the time comes,…the ‘Twirling Tooth Fairy” will be making her appearance. Natalie, thanks for inspiring us by sharing your adorable Tooth Fairy Tradition.

This tradition is obviously best suited for little girls. Do you have any creative ideas for little boys? What does the tooth fairy do in your home?

    1. February 1st, 2010 at 1:40 am
      Wendy Cooper says:
      Love it! I cant wait until I have a girl. Think of something fun for boys and ill do it. Thanks for all your fun ideas, you girls are great! Especially you Shell ;) xo
    2. February 1st, 2010 at 2:57 am
      Dielle says:
      Our toothfairy is less magical, but I love her! She always brings a book. When my oldest lost her 1st tooth, we sent her an email to request books instead of money. That helps with the "why did so and so get $10 and I only got $2" questions. Because they get all different kinds of books (readers, madlibs, biographies, workbooks, books about dinosaurs, greek mythology, fairies, birds, other religions, etc) they've read a lot of things they might not otherwise. Guess that is a little magical, afterall.

      Some of the books are specially picked for certain children, especially for the 1st tooth. But often the toothfairy just stocks up on books from the clearance sections at Borders, Barnes and Noble or 1/2 Price Books or the Scholastic warehouse sale.
    3. February 1st, 2010 at 9:44 am
      sarah says:
      When my son was getting ready to loose his first tooth we went and bought one of those little brown paper mache boxes at Hobby Lobby. I let him paint it however he wanted. He was thrilled when he finally lost his first tooth and was able to put it in the box HE had made. When the tooth fairy came she left money which had glitter all over it. NOTE to toothfairy: Glitter is for girls and "ruins" the BOYS money. Oh, well she tried!
    4. February 1st, 2010 at 9:57 am
      Jen says:
      Love it Shell! Aizlyn has been dying to lose her first tooth, and now you've given me a reason to be just as anxious as her!
    5. February 1st, 2010 at 12:21 pm
      Kat says:
      We have a pillow the little one puts their tooth in. And they only get a dollar. Not so magical but it is a tradition.
      I love the book idea.
      We have a Halloween Witch that comes a week after Halloween and if you leave out your candy you get a book. My kids LOVE that one!
    6. February 1st, 2010 at 12:48 pm
      Heather LaFrance says:
      Oh what a great idea. My boys would love if it were a pirate fairy. Yes they have them! We also have the Halloween Fairy who comes within a week after Halloween and takes the candy but leaves a prize or book. Works like a charm and my littles ones don't mind giving up the sugar. We do let them choose 7 pieces to keep. One for each day of the following week.
      Great idea and i love the colored water!
    7. February 1st, 2010 at 2:12 pm
      Summer says:
      What a cute idea! My girls are only 16 months and unborn, but I will definitely have to remember this!
    8. February 1st, 2010 at 3:30 pm
      Rebecca says:
      That is such an amazing idea! My oldest hasn't lost her first tooth yet, but I am definitely going to have to remember this one! Love your site!
    9. February 1st, 2010 at 3:49 pm
      Lindsey@Kindred Spirit Mommy says:
      That is just the coolest thing EVER! I still have time to do this with mine. :-)
    10. February 1st, 2010 at 10:22 pm
      Bree says:
      Genius. And oh, so darling.
    11. February 13th, 2010 at 8:02 pm
      Jessica says:
      In our house growing up we would sometimes leave the tooth under the pillow and sometimes in a glass. When we did the glass the tooth fairy would have to fly under the water (since she's so tiny) and would leave her color in the water. Each child had their own tooth fairy and she would sometimes leave a note with teeny tiny writing telling us about some new baby who would be getting our tooth or an explanation about why it took so long for her to come (sometimes it would take a few days or longer for her to come). She would also sign her name (I wish I could remember some of their names.) It was so exciting to find out our siblings' tooth fairy's color. She would leave a silver dollar or fifty cent pieces in the bottom of the glass. The boys' tooth fairies were blue or green, or another "boy" color. We would sometimes get gum or tic tacs instead of or in addition to the coins.
    12. February 24th, 2010 at 10:20 pm
      Stephanie says:
      I do something similar with my girls. I use real fine glitter and I change up the color each time. It makes a mess but I create a trail of glitter from the windowsill to her little tooth pouch which is under her pillow.
    13. March 1st, 2010 at 4:19 pm
      Crystal Applegate says:
      I am going to do this when I have a girl. I have 2 boys right now and am wondering what to do for them?!
    14. March 4th, 2010 at 4:41 pm
      Julie says:
      LOVE this - I just hope I remember when my little love starts losing teeth!
    15. March 12th, 2010 at 1:24 am
      Elizabeth Smith says:
      At our house we leave the tooth fairy notes to follow in order to find the tooth. She in turn will leave clues for my daughter to follow to find the money. We got the idea from a library book and she absolutely loves it!
    16. March 15th, 2010 at 1:26 am
      Barbara says:
      My son gets a few gold presidential dollar coins. He is compiling a collection, in order, to help him learn the names of the presidents. He has a wiggler now, so this is a good reminder for the tooth fairy to be ready:-)
    17. April 25th, 2010 at 2:38 pm
      Tanya says:
      Our toothfairy and the "Lord of the Pennies" joined forces and left behind a jar of pennies- to honor "good luck" and fortune. The good old saying; pick it up and all day long you will have good luck. A penny is sent from Heavon and is a symbol of unexpected good fortune. Google "Lord of Pennies"...

      Adults have 32 teeth and children have 20. Our fairy left behind 20 pennies.
    18. April 30th, 2010 at 2:40 pm
      Chriss says:
      We have "Tooth Larry" for my son. He wears a tshirt, jeans and a tool belt. He doesn't like the tooth rinsed, the bloodier the better! He also leaves sawdust instead of glitter (just use sharpened pencil shavings!).
      Our son loves that his tooth fairy is more macho than his sisters!

      This worked even better when the movie "The Tooth Fairy" came out last year!
      • April 30th, 2010 at 3:00 pm
        Shelley says:
        LOL! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
      • June 17th, 2010 at 2:28 pm
        Janet Thomas says:
        I have a 22mo boy and love this idea! Thanks!
      • July 17th, 2010 at 7:56 pm
        Wendy says:
        Super fun idea! My son would love this! Thanks for sharing!
      • November 26th, 2010 at 2:46 pm
        erin, maker of chimes says:
        Oh my gosh, so creative! I'm making a note about this... and when it's time for our little dude to start loosing teeth, I bet that even my hubby will help out!
    19. May 23rd, 2010 at 5:08 pm
      Miss Pink says:
      I had leftover fabric glitter spray that I'd used to decorate my daughter's kindergarten backpack. We were pretty broke and I was trying to make a plain pink backpack something special, but I ended up with a lot left over. When she lost her first tooth I was equally broke and was able to find a few small things to give her and I sprayed her hair with the spray glitter. She was the envy of the kindergarten class with her glittered pigtails. She was proudly telling all of her class mates that she got fairy dust in her hair.

      She hurt her toe pretty badly in about 2nd grade and it was obvious that her toenail was going to come off eventually. While i was going through the painful process of keeping the wound clean she asked, "Mommy, do you think there is a toenail fairy?" Guess who got some nailpolish and foot lotion when her toenail fell off?
    20. June 1st, 2010 at 10:50 pm
      Jennifer S. says:
      The toothfairy made her first appearance at our house this year when my 6 year old daughter lost her first tooth. I couldn't help myself but to go all out, buying a fancy pillow and even a wooden tooth shaped box that I secretly put her baby teeth in to give her someday (I know it may sound gross to keep them, but I still have mine and I am glad I do!) The tooth fairy left money under her pillow that night, just like she does for most children but she also left some of her fairy dust for my little girl to sprinkle about in our flower beds etc. to entice other types of fairies to visit! =)

      The "fairy dust" was actually very fine glitter (pink is great!) that you can buy at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I bought a plastic salt shaker at the dollar store and filled it with the glitter, then I made tooth and fairy shaped charms out of shrinky dinks (and one that said Tooth Fairy Dust) and tied them on with dental floss. I also tied a pretty pink bow and loop to hang from her headboard just waiting for the next morning to arrive. It was a HUGE hit!
      • June 1st, 2010 at 10:55 pm
        Shelley says:
        So stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing.
    21. June 17th, 2010 at 2:51 pm
      Melanie G says:
      Our tooth fairy leaves change from our country and the country she was in last nite - along with letter explaining where she was and what the change is called etc. Plus she reviews taking care of your teeth. You only get one set of adult teeth!!
    22. June 18th, 2010 at 8:02 pm
      Korinne @ Swank Sweets says:
      I saw this sweet idea a while back for a "Tooth Fairy Door" which is a small doll house door installed somewhere in your child's bedroom. There are places that sell them (check out custom door comes with a small key and fairy dust! Such a precious ideas!
    23. July 20th, 2010 at 9:24 pm
      Sarah W says:
      My in laws in Alaska- found a Tooth Fairy at made from clay. Its in a small jar. It has a little tag on it that says, "Freshly Caught Tooth Fairy". They sent it when my oldest had his first wiggly tooth. It has instructions to not let the fairy out by taking the lid off. Its really cute. The Tooth Fairy is holding a little bowl made from a little nut or something. So at night, when my son has lost his tooth, we put his tooth on top of the jar. In the morning, its in the little bowl, and his money is placed on top of the jar. My son, and his younger brothers are amazed and can't figure out how the tooth gets in and the money gets out. They are really cute about it!
      • February 14th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
        Hannah says:
        That is so adorable!
    24. August 7th, 2010 at 6:20 pm
      India says:
      I do a lot of babysitting and when its time for bed often the kiddies dont want to brush their teeth. I tell them that the tooth fairy doesnt like dirty teeth or teeth with holes in them. I say the cleaner the teeth the more the tooth fairy gives them when their teeth fall out. This gets them brushing every time!
    25. August 11th, 2010 at 2:45 pm
      tanna says:
      There is a great book out there about the Tooth Fairy. It is called, You think it's easy being the Tooth Fairy?. So so cute
    26. April 4th, 2011 at 12:19 am
      Michelle says:
      I have a super cute letter that the tooth fairy leaves here after we've lost our firtst tooth. I'd love to share it but I'm unsure how to send it to you. If you are interested, please let me know.


      [email protected]
      • April 4th, 2011 at 7:52 pm
        Shelley says:
        Yes! I'd Love to see it! I'm emailing you!
    27. June 23rd, 2011 at 8:19 pm
      Cynthia Kahane says:
      I am a mother of three and discovered this website after my oldest lost her first tooth. I have used it with each of my kids. The site allows you to take any picture from home of your child and create an image with the Tooth Fairy. You can download the picture or print it out and surprise your child the next morning. My kids loved the memory they have and I loved adding a little magic to the story of the Tooth Fairy!
    28. April 6th, 2012 at 6:20 pm
      Deebi27 says:
      I ❤ this idea. I can see the eyes in the morning! Pure amazement! Thanks for this idea...I would love to pass this idea along to my little girl Mom's, as I know my classroom is just starting to start loosing their teeth! Thanks soooo much!
    29. September 9th, 2012 at 11:10 pm
      Kat Hirt says:
      Love this idea! Bring back childhood memories! My Nanna used to do this for me when i was little! Apart from my tooth was kept in a small wooden box which i had help her decorate the day my first tooth had fallen out. My tooth fairy used to also leave a trail of feathers and glitter from my bedside table to my window =]
    30. September 11th, 2012 at 11:23 am
      Jen says:
      My daughter just lost her first tooth and she wrote the tooth fairy a letter, drew her a picture and finally made a sign that read "this way to my room tooth fairy" with an arrow pointing up the stairs, she then added at the bottom of the sign "it's the door with the L on it" Just in case the tooth fairy couldn't tell the difference between her and her brother :) it was so stinking cute to watch the excitement of it all:) Love the glitter idea, might have to try that one next!
    31. January 24th, 2013 at 4:53 pm
      Melo says:
      Maybe glitter might not be a boy's best friend, but what about punch outs / confetti of stuff they do like? Sports balls, Wild Animals, or even just colored confetti ... something to add a little *pizazz!*
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