Finally – we have a wobbly tooth! A good friend once gave me some wise advice about the first Tooth Fairy visit. When her daughter lost her first tooth, the enthusiastic Fairy left, not only coins, but a dazzling display of glitter trails, streamers and hand-cut paper flowers. Several teeth later it dawned on my friend that old TF may have peaked too soon and failed to take into account that children lose about 20 teeth in total. As my friend had twin girls she was naturally concerned that TF would struggle to continually meet the very high standard she had left on her first visit. (Personally I suspect TF may have had too much fairy chardonnay that night, but I digress.)
With this in mind, we decided to make it easier for the Tooth Fairy and create a little spot dedicated to tooth retrieval. I saw these cute mini doors here. I haven’t found anything locally so I thought I’d have a go at making our own.
For this project you will need a piece of regular box card – the type with corrugated fluting on the inside. The fluting is important as the door is hinged via a skewer threaded down the centre of the cardboard.
I liked the idea of an outside world inside the box, so we painted the interior with landscape colours. Then we made a little tree from ‘Make & Bake Clay’. In the tree is a tiny nest to place the tooth in. To strengthen the tree I first twisted a wire frame, then we wound the brown clay around it. I rolled out some green clay and cut leaf shapes with a craft knife.
Click here for full instructions (Pdf)